The enchanting characters of Lewis Carroll come to life in NBC's exuberant and colorful 1966 musical adaptation of the novel Through the Looking Glass
(a sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
) and is one of the most expensive productions of its day.
Alice (Judi Rolin) is playing chess in her father's study when the Red King (Robert Coote) comes to life and beckons her through a mirror into Looking Glass Land. She is greeted by the Red Queen (Agnes Moorehead) and the White Queen and King (Nanette Fabray, Ricardo Montalban) who lament that their subjects are being terrorized by the evil Jabberwock (Jack Palance).
Deciding she would like to become a queen herself - thus ending the Jabberwock's harsh rule - Alice sets out on her own adventure. As she travels through the Garden of Talking Flowers, Pink Forest and other magical places, she encounters such familiar characters as Tweedledum and Tweedledee (Tom and Dick Smothers) and Humpty Dumpty (Jimmy Durante) as well as charming new friends like Lester the Jester (Roy Castle).
A clever blend of song, dance and whimsical humor, this captivating journey is for both the young and the young-at-heart.
Written by Albert Simmons, based on the classic novel Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. Original soundtrack of 10 songs written by Moose Charlap with lyrics by Elsie Simmons. Choreography by Tony Charmoli. Directed by Alan Handley. Produced by Alan Handley and Bob Wynn.
Producer Bob Wynn recounts anecdotes about many of Hollywood's biggest stars of the '60s and '70s and reflects on the unique creative process behind Alice Through the Looking Glass. An amusing look at Tinsel Town during its golden era including photos from Bob's personal archives and excerpts from his book, I Used to Be Somebody.
Alice Through the Looking Glass is presented in full frame with an aspect ratio of 4 x 3 and 2.0 stereo.