5.7/10
37
3 user

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1955)

Live TV performance

Writer:

(story)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.

Directors: Henry King, Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Mark Twain's classic about how Tom Sawyer's best friend, Huckleberry Finn, runs away from his drunken father and helps the runaway slave Jim to escape.

Director: Jack Hively
Stars: Kurt Ida, Dan Monahan, Brock Peters
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play.

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This adaptation of Twain's masterpiece still is absolutely warm without being completely married to retelling the book line by line. Despite being on the other side of the world, the tone ... See full summary »

Director: Georgiy Daneliya
Stars: Roman Madyanov, Feliks Imokuede, Evgeniy Leonov
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Runaway Huck Finn rafts down the Mississippi with his friends.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Jackie Coogan, Junior Durkin, Mitzi Green
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Charles returns to Paris to reminisce about the life he led in Paris after it was liberated. He worked on "Stars and Stripes" when he met Marion and Helen. He would marry and be happy ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon
Jane Eyre (TV Movie 1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Jane Eyre is an orphan, sent to Lowood school, and eventually becomes a governess at Thornfield hall to a girl named Adele. While she is there, many strange things happen and eventually she... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: George C. Scott, Susannah York, Ian Bannen
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Nancy Drew, reporter for the school newspaper, clears a girl of murder charges.

Director: William Clemens
Stars: Bonita Granville, John Litel, Frankie Thomas
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A court case ensues when a 47-year old man is caught with a 15-year old girl, and he claims he never knew she was so young.

Director: Muriel Box
Stars: Thomas Mitchell, Pauline Hahn, Joan Miller
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

After failing to be re-elected, politician Blake Washburn returns home and becomes editor of the local newspaper. When he notices the influence the paper has on the public, he uses it to appeal to potential voters in the next election.

Director: Arthur Pierson
Stars: Jeffrey Lynn, Donald Crisp, Marjorie Reynolds
Anna Karenina (1948)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A married woman's affair with a dashing young officer has tragic results.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Charles Taylor ...
...
Tom Sawyer (as Bobby Hyatt)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Denise Alexander ...
...
...
Sol Gorss ...
...
...
Katherine Warren ...
...
Edit

Storyline

Live TV performance

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 September 1955 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Not an independent TV movie, but the second of John Carradine's three appearances on the series CLIMAX! (over a span of nine months). See more »

Connections

Version of Tom Sawyer (1930) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Carradine and Mitchell Are Great
13 December 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1955)

** (out of 4)

This made-for-TV production originally aired on the "Climax!" show and opened up its second season. Huck (Charles Taylor) and his buddy Tom Sawyer (Bobby Hyatt) become blood brothers right before Huck takes off down the Mississippi River to try and get away from his abusive father (Thomas Mitchell). Along his journey Huck comes across a wide range of characters including The Duke (John Carradine). At just 50-minutes long, this here really doesn't give the Mark Twain novel much life or energy. In fact, it's funny to see host William Lundigan ask parents to allow their kids to stay up late and watch the show because of how important the story is. Sadly, he probably should have told them to check out a different version. While this one here offers up some fine performances, the short running time just can't do the novel justice and there are also many things removed. To please the TV censors they had to completely cut out the slave Jim and add a completely different character that was never in the novel. I understand that the censors were quite hard at the time this was shown but it totally ruins the film today. What makes the film worth sitting through are the veteran actors. Mitchell made a career out of playing good guys so it was nice seeing him play such a jerk here and it was rather amazing seeing how well he pulled it off. Carradine also comes across extremely likable in his role. You can see the actor really playing it up for the camera and I think he really delivers a fine performance. The same can be said for Taylor as the young Huck. He's certainly not going to go down as one of the greatest actors to play the part but he still does a fine job. So, if you're a fan of Mitchell and Carradine then it's worth checking out but the various changes pretty much makes the film useless to most.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page