Tom Sawyer, Detective (1938)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Cook ...
Porter Hall ...
Uncle Silas
Phil Warren ...
Jeff Rutledge
Ruth Phelps
Elisabeth Risdon ...
William Haade ...
Jupiter Dunlap
Edward Pawley ...
Brace Dunlap
Sheriff Slocum
Raymond Hatton ...
Judge Tyler
Howard M. Mitchell ...
Stanley Price ...
Clara Blandick ...
Si Jenks ...
Farmer Sykes


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Release Date:

23 December 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tom Sawyer detective  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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Tom Sawyer, Detective is one of the early Donald O'Connor movies I'm reviewing on this site
6 June 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In chronological order, this is the first of several Donald O'Connor movies I'm reviewing on this site. He plays Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer's friend who's played by Billy Cook. O'Connor gets whatever laughs here when spitting on a fish or having to deal with his pet turtle. Also, he prays for rain then thinks the Lord overdid it when it becomes a storm! There's a case involving diamonds, twin brothers, and who's the bad guys and the good ones. I'll just now say this was quite a funny and dramatic movie based on a book by Mark Twain. So on that note, I recommend Tom Sawyer, Detective. P.S. One of the players is Janet Waldo-best known to me as the voice of teen Judy Jetson on "The Jetsons". She must have been in about her real teens at this time.

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