Alice in Wonderland

1966 UR 1h 12m DVD

Alice in Wonderland

1966 UR 1h 12m DVD
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A Victorian-era Alice (Anne-Marie Mallik) exposes the middle class's foibles and embarks on an unforgettable journey after falling down a rabbit hole. Jonathan Miller directs legendary thespians such as Sir Michael Redgrave, Sir John Gielgud and Peter Sellers. Author Lewis Carroll's classic tale returns to its darker roots in this made-for-television version, which was produced by the BBC and features a musical score by Ravi Shankar.
Anne-Marie Mallik, Wilfrid Brambell, Peter Cook, John Gielgud, Peter Sellers, Alan Bennett, Finlay Currie, Michael Redgrave, Leo McKern, Wilfrid Lawson, Michael Gough, Avril Elgar, David Battley, John Bird, Alison Leggatt, Eric Idle
Jonathan Miller
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital Mono
UR -
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this black-and-white interpretation of Lewis Carroll's tale is an experiment in surrealism. Since none of the characters are in costume, it's difficult to tell the difference between the Rabbit and the Caterpillar, for example. This movie plays out more as a commentary on British middle-class moires than as a fantastic journey. It's geared more towards adults than kids.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


The queen screeches "Off with his head!" with convincing clarity. The executioner's blade looms dully in a couple of shots, but no execution occurs.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Self-discovery, self-reliance, and belief in oneself are big here as a girl navigates a strange adult world.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Alice is offered "more wine" at the Madhatter's teaparty, though she was never offered any in the first place, "so how could I have more?" she asks.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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