Alice in Wonderland (1933) 06/06/20
Paramount gives Lewis Carroll’s classic the Full Hollywood Press, assigning production designer William Cameron Menzies to bring the book’s original illustrations to life, sharing screenplay credit with Joseph L. Mankiewicz. The result is an all-star curio, with every contract player at the studio donning elaborate costumes — some big names we can only recognize by their voices, if that. It’s a star-spotting coffe table game for old movie fans: YOU pick out W.C. Fields, Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Sterling Holloway, Edward Everett Horton, Roscoe Karns, Mae Marsh, Louise Fazenda, Richard Arlen, Baby Leroy, Polly Moran, Jack Oakie, Edna Mae Oliver, May Robson, Charles Ruggles, Ned Sparks, Ethel Griffies and Billy Barty. Reviewer Charlie Largent navigates the controversial course between Tweedledum and Tweedledee. On Blu-rayfrom KL Studio Classics.