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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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Archie Moore ...
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Joanna Wilkes
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Judy Canova ...
Sheriff's Wife
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Mr. Carmody
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Lion Tamer
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Capt. Sellers
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Grangeford Man
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Slave Catcher
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Sheriff of Harlan
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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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Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'  »

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The four songs included in the film were originally intended for an M-G-M Technicolor musical version of "Huckleberry Finn" which was supposed to have been filmed in 1952, but was never made. It was supposed to have starred Dean Stockwell as Huck, William Warfield (fresh from his triumph as Joe in Show Boat (1951)) as Jim, and Gene Kelly and Danny Kaye as the two con men. The film was abandoned because Kelly wanted to take advantage of a tax deal that required that he work in Europe for eighteen months. See more »

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The first two times Huck has worn shoes, they've squeaked. When he's serving as a cabin boy, they don't. See more »

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Version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1955) See more »

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Pittsburgh Blue
(uncredited)
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Performed by Dolores Hawkins
(recorded for the film but not used)
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Mark Twain is spinning in his grave!
15 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Michael Curtiz should have been thoroughly ashamed of himself when he was finished with this production. I can understand why directors will shorten or paraphrase certain adaptations from well-known literature, but to make wholesale changes in an American masterpiece is unforgivable. Huge and important parts of the novel were totally absent, or switched around and added to other parts of the movie that made it incomprehensible. Eddie Hodges (and Archie Moore) were terrible choices for the two main characters. Aside from never coming even close to a realistic dialect from that time and locale, neither actor were truly up to the task. There were some bright spots, though - notably Mickey Shaughnessy and Tony Randall (but even these were wasted.) Overall, a very poor effort and a waste of any true film buff's time. It leaves a very bad taste in one's mouth. Twain deserves better. If you want to see a better version, check out the 1939 version with Mickey Rooney.


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