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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

In the young Sam's first steerage of a steamboat, he is told to avoid trees which we see are off the port (left) side but, when the scene cuts to the over-the-shoulder shot of Sam, the trees are on the starboard (right) side. He then turns the wheel to the right (starboard) which should crash the boat directly into the trees. But, when it cuts back to the full shot of the vessel, the ship is successfully turning away from the trees which again are on the port side. See more »

Quotes

Mark Twain: Well I found out what a mine is anyway. It's a hole in the ground with a darn fool at the end of it.
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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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