Alice's Restaurant

  • 1969
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama

Arlo Guthrie, son of folk-singing immortal Woody Guthrie, achieved some celebrity in the 1960s with his 18-minute song "The Alice's Restaurant Massacre," in which he tells the tale of his arrest and trial for littering, which led to his being rejected for the draft during the Vietnam War. Director Arthur Penn used a lengthy and bitterly amusing re-creation...read more

Alice's Restaurant - Official Trailer
03:40 — A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story.
(Movie Clip) Group W
Part two of the draft board adventure as Arlo (Guthrie) is sent to Group W, where M. Emmet Walsh is the officer in charge, from Arthur Penn's Alice's (more…)
(Movie Clip) Pete Seeger
Pete Seeger is visiting hospitalized Woody Guthrie (played by Joseph Noble) this time, performing Pastures of Plenty and The Car Song, when son Arlo d (more…)
(Movie Clip) Reenie
Arlo (Guthrie), back in New York on a gig, meets teenage groupie Reenie (Shelley Plimpton) who takes him home, but he doesn't want to catch her cold, (more…)
(Movie Clip) Songs To Aging Children
A bundled Joni Mitchell performs Songs to Aging Children at the snowy funeral for Shelly, with Alice (Pat Quinn), Ray (James Broderick) and friends at (more…)
(Movie Clip) Woody
Arlo Guthrie (playing himself) visits his dying folksinger father Woody (played by Joseph Boley) and mother Marjorie (Sylvia Davis) in a New York hosp (more…)
(Movie Clip) Deconsecration
Ray (James Broderick) and Alice (Pat Quinn) wait as the church they've bought is deconsecrated, and pal Arlo (Guthrie) arrives, in Arthur Penn's Alice (more…)
(Movie Clip) Excepting Alice...
Arlo (Guthrie) pulls out, Ray (James Broderick) says goodbye, and Alice (Pat Quinn) in her wedding dress is seen in Arthur Penn's famous closing shot (more…)
(Movie Clip) Draft Board
Arlo (Guthrie) visits Whitehall Street and the draft board, in director Arthur Penn's comic expression of the scenes from the famous song, from Alice' (more…)
(Movie Clip) Girdles Feel Funny
Arlo (Guthrie) gets money for Ray (James Broderick) and Shelly (Matthew McClanathan) from club owner Ruth (Eulalie Noble), who then solicits Arlo, who (more…)
Trailer
03:37 — Trailer for Alice's Restaurant. Arlo Guthrie's song is converted into a motion picture. Arlo goes to see Alice for Thanksgivng and as a favor takes he (more…)

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  • Review: Arlo Guthrie, son of folk-singing immortal Woody Guthrie, achieved some celebrity in the 1960s with his 18-minute song "The Alice's Restaurant Massacre," in which he tells the tale of his arrest and trial for littering, which led to his being rejected for… (more)

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