Alice in Wonderland (1903)

 May Clark
Directed by: Cecil M. Hepworth, Percy Stow

Synopsis: This short silent film marks the first movie telling of Lewis Carroll’s classic story.  The film only exists in partial form.

Featured Feline: Fortunately one of the segments which survives, albeit in rough form, is the scene in which Alice (May Clark) is with the Cheshire Cat, here played by a real cat who is superimposed into the scene to look large in comparison with the girl.

Alice in Wonderland 1903 - Alice May Clark waving at Cheshire Cat

Alice in Wonderland 1903 - Cheshire Cat looking at Alice May Clark waving

Final Mewsings: Cats are among our earliest film stars!

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