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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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Cast

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Archie Moore ...
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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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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 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

Just before Huck and Jim jump off the riverboat, Huck puts on his pants. We hear a "snap" as he snaps his pants. He then zips up his zipper. Neither snap fasteners or zippers were in use at the time (1851). See more »


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Huckleberry Finn
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Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Performed by Archie Moore
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Wonderful Movie Ð Wonderful Music
23 April 2004 | by (Columbia, MissouriI had) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of watching the final scene of this film being shot back in 1959. I was six years old and witnessing this began my lifelong love for the movies. When the film arrived in our city, I was struck by Jerome Morross' incredible music score, which completely captured the sense of adventure, wonder and beauty of life on the Mississippi River and rural Missouri. The film itself is robust, dramatic and filled with Mark Twain's colorful, classic words. The cast is perfect and Michael Curtiz' direction keeps the action flowing. This is a wonderful film for all ages.


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