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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 3 August 1960 (USA)
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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Joanna Wilkes
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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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The most exciting adventures a boy ever had! Hilarious escapades, hair-raising adventures on the fabulous Mississippi!


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3 August 1960 (USA)  »

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Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Huckleberry catches up with Joe on his new raft, and jumps onto the pier, the water level is very low. Minutes later, when they head for the pier, the pier is almost submerged. Then, in the next shot, the water level is a bit lower. See more »

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Version of Huckleberry Finn (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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