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Alice's Restaurant (1969) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Arthur Penn and produced by Joseph Manduke, Hillard Elkins and Harold Leventhal.

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

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Although many people regarded Arlo Guthrie's recording of "The Alice's Restaurant Massacree" to be fiction, Arthur Penn, who owns a home in Stockbridge where the story takes place, realized it was for the most part based on events that had actually taken place. Therefore, what appears to be a continuity problem is in fact a correct representation of the facts. The movie portrays the actual photos used as evidence at the trial. The real life "blind judge" in Guthrie's song, "Judge James Hannon", also plays himself (James Hannon) in the film.
The real Alice Brock and Ray Brock appear as extras in the film. In the scene where "Ray" is putting up insulation, she is wearing a brown turtleneck and has her hair in a ponytail. In the Thanksgiving scene she wears a bright pink satin blouse. In the party scene she's wearing a Western-style dress.
Arlo Guthrie's costume in the party scene is meant to be the King of Cups from a pack of tarot cards.
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