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The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)

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A dramatised life of Samuel Langhorn Clemens, or Mark Twain.

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Cast

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Olivia Langdon Clemens
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J.B. Pond
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Steve Gillis
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Oxford Chancellor
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Bret Harte
William Henry ...
Charles Langdon (as Bill Henry)
Robert Barrat ...
Walter Hampden ...
Jervis Langdon
Joyce Reynolds ...
Clara Clemens
Whitford Kane ...
Joe Goodwin, Editor
Percy Kilbride ...
Billings, Enterprise Typesetter
Nana Bryant ...
Mrs. Langdon
Jackie Brown ...
Dickie Jones ...
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A dramatised life of Samuel Langhorn Clemens, or Mark Twain.

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The Life Story of the Creator of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn - His keen pen wove a fabric of wit into the lives of Americans !


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22 July 1944 (USA)  »

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Las aventuras de Mark Twain  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Clemens receives an honorary degree from Oxford University in 1907 was the recreation of an event that C. Aubrey Smith, who plays the Oxford Chancellor, actually witnessed. See more »

Goofs

The film first shows Mark Twain wearing his famous white suit as the author speaks to his wife Livy while she is on her deathbed. Twain began wearing the suit only after he had finished mourning his wife's death, at which time he swore he would only wear white for the rest of his life. (Michael Shelden recounted this in the opening of his biography, "Mark Twain: Man in White -- The Grand Adventure of His Final Years.") See more »

Quotes

Mark Twain: Ladies and gentlemen, William Shakespeare, the greatest author in the English language is dead.....and I feel far from well myself.
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Referenced in So You Want to Be an Actor (1949) See more »

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A great biographical movie.
14 April 2002 | by (Midwest) – See all my reviews

I have always admired Fredric March as an actor. This roll showed his great versatility. The writing and editing of Mark Twain's life into this movie makes it one of the finest biographical movies of all time. The soliloquy by the chancellor of Oxford, played by C. Abrey Smith, encapsulates the life of Twain, better than any I've heard or read since. This movie is a must for any student of American literature.


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