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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  3 August 1960 (USA)
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Huckleberry Finn, a rambunctious 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 »

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Slave Catcher
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Huckleberry Finn, a rambunctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. Accompanying him is Jim, a slave running away from being sold. Together the two strike a bond of friendship that takes them through harrowing events and thrilling adventures. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The riverboat used in the first scene is the one which was especially built for MGM's 1951 Technicolor remake of Show Boat (1951) and originally used in that film. It was also used in the films Raintree County (1957) and Advance to the Rear (1964). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie when Huck gets back to the raft after speaking to Jim for the last time, the raft is tied to the pier with rope. Huck didn't tie the raft to the pier when he jumped off the raft to go to Jim. See more »

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I Ain't Never Felt So Good Before
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Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Performed by Archie Moore
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Was this the last time literature and film met?
28 November 2002 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

All the acting was superb. The sets were...well, it was 1960. But the script! To hear Mark Twain so joyfully transposed, and so artfully accurate for the film characters and actors! What a straight, simple joy to see this film, made to entertain and doing it proudly, with all concerned -- actors and director mainly -- working on the same premise. And tell me Tony Randall didn't go home whistling after every day on the set! But this was Mark Twain done proud. How many other great writers so easily lend themselves to film scripts? What a writer! What fun he had with phrases, sayings and words. And how well all that was put to use in this movie. And PS Archie Moore was a great heavyweight.


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