Runaway Huck Finn rafts down the Mississippi with his friends.

Director:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Jeff East, Paul Winfield, Harvey Korman
Huckleberry Finn (TV Movie 1975)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Totten
Stars: Ron Howard, Don Most, Royal Dano
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Father takes his family for a drive in their falling-apart Model T Ford, gets in trouble in traffic, and spends the day on an excursion boat. As the boat is about to leave Charlie rushes ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, C. Allen
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The exploits of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, based on the classic tales by Mark Twain.

Stars: Ian Tracey, Sammy Snyders, Brigitte Horney
Oliver Twist I (1922)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Oliver's mother, a penniless outcast, died giving birth to him. As a young boy Oliver is brought up in a workhouse, later apprenticed to an uncaring undertaker, and eventually is taken in ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Lloyd
Stars: Jackie Coogan, James A. Marcus, Aggie Herring
Julius Caesar (1953)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, James Mason
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Set three years after Dragon Inn, innkeeper Jade has disappeared and a new inn has risen from the ashes - one that's staffed by marauders masquerading as law-abiding citizens, who hope to unearth the fabled lost city buried in the desert.

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Jet Li, Xun Zhou, Kun Chen
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly
Tom Sawyer (1930)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The classic Mark Twain tale of a young boy and his friends on the Mississippi River. Tom and his pals Huckleberry Finn and Joe Harper have numerous adventures, including running away to be ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Jackie Coogan, Junior Durkin, Mitzi Green
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi ... See full summary »

Director: William Desmond Taylor
Stars: Lewis Sargent, Katherine Griffith, Martha Mattox
Tom Sawyer (TV Movie 1973)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, two friends in a Mississippi River town, have one adventure after another - including attending their own funeral and being pursued by a murderer.

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Josh Albee, Jeff Tyler, Buddy Ebsen
Huckleberry Finn (TV Movie 1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Marcel Cravenne
Stars: Martin Lartigue, Ibrahim Seck, Pascal Duffard
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Junior Durkin ...
...
Jackie Searl ...
...
Duke of Bilgewater
...
Jim
Clara Blandick ...
...
Oscar Apfel ...
Warner Richmond ...
...
Mary Jane (as Charlotte V. Henry)
Lillian Harmer ...
Guy Oliver ...
Edit

Storyline

A year after their former exploits, Tom Sawyer's puppy love of Becky Thatcher keeps him home while Huck Finn, chafing under "civilizing" influences like school and shoes, plans to run away. His scapegrace, abusive father intervenes; Tom and black Jim help him escape; and (departing from the novel) all three raft down the Mississippi, where they're joined by two likable rogues and meet pretty orphans Ella and Mary Jane. The latter may change Huck's mind about girls... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 August 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Huck Finns hændelser  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Connections

Version of Huckleberry Finn (1974) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A total betrayal of Mark Twain
22 April 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film,the first talking version of "Huckleberry Finn", was made by the same production company (Paramount) which made the first talking version of "Tom Sawyer" the year before. Both of these films were shortly surpassed by better versions--David O.Selznick's beautiful, definitive "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" in 1938, and the best film version of "Huckleberry Finn", in 1939 (with Mickey Rooney). The 1931 "Huckleberry Finn" suffers from many of the problems of early talkies by being stagy and flat, with unimaginative camera-work, and overstated (though not really bad) performances. But the adaptation of the story is a valuable piece of instruction on the cowardice and racial attitudes of Hollywood at that time. Most of the film (it runs only about 75 minutes) is given over to comic escapades of Huck either invented or deliberately emphasized for this version. The slavery issue (and Huck's dilemma concerning Jim) is barely even mentioned,and not even resolved at film's end,though Jim DOES join Huck on the raft.The unfortunate Clarence Muse, an excellent actor, has been directed to play Jim in the bug-eyed, shuffling comic stereotyped manner of the time----at one point,he rushes out of a house "comically" screaming for help,and his face and wide-open mouth fill the ENTIRE screen---presumably for laughs!

As an acting and museum piece, this movie is a curiosity. As a cultural representation of Mark Twain,it's a disgrace. Fortunately, the later Mickey Rooney version of the book made amends for this by restoring the full dramatic impact of the racial issue, and Rex Ingram gave a beautiful, deeply felt performance as Jim. See this version for curiosity's sake, but then rent and enjoy the MGM 1939 version.


10 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Huckleberry Finn (1931) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?