Alice's Restaurant

Alice's Restaurant

Arlo Guthrie
Director: Arthur Penn Cast: Arlo Guthrie
Arlo Guthrie
, Pat Quinn
Pat Quinn
, James Broderick
James Broderick
Arthur Penn


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Intrigued by the counterculture tale of Arlo Guthrie's epic 1968 talking-blues record "The Alice's Restaurant Massacree," director Arthur Penn, co-scripting with playwright Venable Herndon, adapted the song into the 1969 feature Alice's Restaurant. Hippie outsider Arlo (Guthrie, playing himself) encounters suspicion from the straight world; visits his dying father, renowned leftist activist/singer Woody Guthrie (Joseph Boley), in the hospital along with friend Pete Seeger; and hangs out in the title converted church/commune created by his friends Alice (Pat Quinn) and her husband Ray (James Broderick). After Alice's "Thanksgiving dinner that couldn't be beat," Arlo is arrested for littering by rule-following Officer "Obie" Obanhein (William Obanhein, playing himself). That littering arrest helps Arlo avoid the Vietnam draft, but the commune is threatened after more personal, old-fashioned conflicts over sex and partnerships permeate Alice and Ray's alternative world.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/2015
UPC: 0887090094900
Original Release: 1969
Rating: R
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 4,004

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Arlo Guthrie Arlo
Pat Quinn Alice
James Broderick Ray
Michael McClanathan Shelly
Geoff Outlaw Roger
Tina Chen Mari-Chan
Kathleen Dabney Karin
Pol. Chief William Obanhein Officer obie
Seth Allan Evangelist
Monroe Arnold Bluegrass
Joseph Boley Woody
Pete Seeger Himself
Sylvia Davis Marjorie
Simm Landres Jacob
Louis Beachner Dean
MacIntyre Dixon lst Deconsecration Minister
Dr. Pierce Middleton 2nd Deconsecration Minister
Donald Marye Funeral Director
Shelley Plimpton Reenie
M. Emmet Walsh Group W Sergeant
Lee Hays Himself
Eleanor D. Wilson Landlady
Simon Deckard Medic
Thomas DeWolfe Waiter
Judge James Hannon Himself
Graham Jarvis Music Teacher
John Quill 2nd Cop
Frank Simpson Sergeant
Vinnette Carrol Draft Clerk
Ron Weyand 1st Cop

Technical Credits
Arthur Penn Director,Screenwriter
Dede Allen Editor
Irving Buchman Makeup
Warren Clymer Production Designer
Hillard Elkins Producer
Arlo Guthrie Score Composer
Fred Hellerman Musical Direction/Supervision
Venabel Herndon Screenwriter
Anna Hill Johnstone Costumes/Costume Designer
Victor J. Kemper Camera Operator
Harold Leventhal Associate Producer
Joseph Manduke Producer
John Mortensen Set Decoration/Design
Michael Nebbia Cinematographer
Garry Sherman Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Alice's Restaurant
1. Chapter I
2. Chapter II
3. Chapter III
4. Chapter IV
5. Chapter V
6. Chapter VI
7. Chapter VII
8. Chapter VIII

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