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Alex in Wonderland

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Alex in Wonderland
File:Alex in Wonderland FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPaul Mazursky
Produced byAnthony Ray
Larry Tucker
Written byPaul Mazursky
Larry Tucker
StarringDonald Sutherland
Ellen Burstyn
Music byTom O'Horgan
CinematographyLászló Kovács
Edited byStuart H. Pappé
Distributed byMGM
Release date
  • December 17, 1970 (1970-12-17)
Running time
111 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States

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Alex in Wonderland is a 1970 American comedy-drama film directed by Paul Mazursky, written with his partner Larry Tucker, starring Donald Sutherland and Ellen Burstyn. Sutherland plays Alex Morrison, a director agonizing over the choice of follow-up project after the success of his first feature film. The situation is similar to the one Mazursky found himself in following the success of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) and he casts himself in a role as a new-style Hollywood producer. His daughter Meg Mazursky appears as Amy, one of Morrison's daughters. Noted teacher of improvisational theater Viola Spolin plays Morrison's mother. The film also features cameo appearances by Federico Fellini and Jeanne Moreau, and seems to be inspired by their work. In particular, Fellini's (1963), about a film director who's artistically stuck, is referenced. Moreau sings two songs on the soundtrack, "Le Vrai Scandale" (for which she wrote the words) and "Le Reve Est La."


Young director Alex Morrison feels compelled to follow his recent box-office hit with another blockbuster. While mulling over this dilemma, the director's mind wanders to his past, his present, and probable future.[2]


  • Donald Sutherland as Alex Morrison
  • Ellen Burstyn as Beth Morrison
  • Paul Mazursky as Hal Stern
  • Meg Mazursky as Amy Morrison
  • Glenna Sargent as Nancy
  • Viola Spolin as Mrs. Morrison
  • Andre Philippe as Andre
  • Michael Lerner as Leo
  • Joan Delaney as Jane
  • Neil Burstyn as Norman
  • Leon Frederick as Lewis
  • Federico Fellini as himself
  • Jeanne Moreau as herself

See also[edit]

  • List of American films of 1970


  1. "ALEX IN WONDERLAND (X)". British Board of Film Classification. February 11, 1971. Retrieved November 11, 2012.
  2. Alex in Wonderland at AllMovie

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