MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,229 this week

Huckleberry Finn (1974)

G  |   |  Adventure, Musical  |  24 May 1974 (USA)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 366 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 3 critic

Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious 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 »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 23 Feb 2012
 
a list of 1434 titles
created 15 Jul 2012
 
a list of 3084 titles
created 04 Jun 2013
 
a list of 876 titles
created 02 Dec 2013
 
a list of 205 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Huckleberry Finn" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Huckleberry Finn (1974)

Huckleberry Finn (1974) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Huckleberry Finn.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: M Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An American scientist is sent to Red China to steal the formula for a newly developed agricultural enzyme. What he is not told by his bosses is that a micro-sized bomb has been planted in ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Gregory Peck, Anne Heywood, Arthur Hill
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In an upper-class British household, a crazy alcoholic, has an incestuous relationship with his sister, who is also capable of being fairly spirited herself.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Susannah York, Michael Craig
St. Ives (1976)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Abner Procane, top L.A. burglar, finds that somebody stole his plans for next ambitious heist. He hires Raymond St. Ives, crime books writer, to negotiate the return of those documents.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Charles Bronson, Jacqueline Bisset, John Houseman
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An Amerian ambassador to Israel tries to bring peace to the Middle East, but his efforts are hampered when his wife has an affair with a PLO leader.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ellen Burstyn, Rock Hudson
Murphy's Law (1986)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An action-packed thriller starring Charles Bronson as Jack Murphy, a cop who is running to stay alive long enough to even the score with his wife's killer.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Charles Bronson, Kathleen Wilhoite, Carrie Snodgress
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In order to flee from powerful enemies, young Mayan king Balam leads his people north across the Gulf of Mexico to the coast of what will become the United States. They build a home in the ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Yul Brynner, George Chakiris, Shirley Anne Field
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Jacqueline Bisset, Raf Vallone
Huckleberry Finn (TV Movie 1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Marcel Cravenne
Stars: Martin Lartigue, Ibrahim Seck, Pascal Duffard
Tom Sawyer (1930)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The classic Mark Twain tale of a young boy and his friends on the Mississippi River. Tom and his pals Huckleberry Finn and Joe Harper have numerous adventures, including running away to be ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Jackie Coogan, Junior Durkin, Mitzi Green
Tom Sawyer (TV Movie 1973)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, two friends in a Mississippi River town, have one adventure after another - including attending their own funeral and being pursued by a murderer.

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Josh Albee, Jeff Tyler, Buddy Ebsen
Tom Sawyer (1917)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Tom Sawyer, a young Missouri lad, finds fun and adventure with his pals Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn, running away to hide out on Jackson's Island and pretending to be Mississippi River ... See full summary »

Director: William Desmond Taylor
Stars: Jack Pickford, George Hackathorne, Alice Marvin
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
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Jim
...
...
...
...
Pap
...
Mrs. Loftus
Lucille Benson ...
Kim O'Brien ...
Jean Fay ...
Susan Wilks
Ruby Leftwich ...
Odessa Cleveland ...
Jim's Wife
Joe Boris ...
Jason
Danny Lantrip ...
Kyle
Van Bennett ...
Wayne
Edit

Storyline

Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious 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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Greatest Of All American Adventure Stories.

Genres:

Adventure | Musical

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 May 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn: A Musical Adaptation  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Odessa Cleveland's movie debut. See more »

Quotes

Col. Grangerford: Buck, get me my pistols. Williams, bring me in some punch.
See more »

Connections

Version of Tom Sawyer (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Freedom
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Roberta Flack
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A little disappointing but very watchable as well
6 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is not a literary classic, a little slow and episodic, and Tom Sawyer and Prince and the Pauper are superior when it comes to Mark Twain. It is still a good read though and if you like Mark Twain there is little reason why you shouldn't like Huckleberry Finn. This musical version is watchable enough on its own terms but could have been better, the musical version of Tom Sawyer from a similar time frame was a better film from personal perspective. The Sherman Brothers' songs apart from Freedom and Cairo Illinois are disappointingly forgettable and some of them are either not very well placed(Royalty, though the number has some amusing moments) or pretty lifeless, most of their songs generally are timeless but Huckleberry Finn is one of their weakest overall scores. The story does lack sparkle sometimes and pacing-wise there are some dull stretches. There is some evidence of Twain's writing coming through, but with the political correctness treatment of Jim things can feel diluted, and some of the dark tone and strong language can have a tendency to be at odds with the rest of the film. Huckleberry Finn has great costumes and sets and is very handsomely filmed, especially in the ending and with the raft. There is some very funny comedy and heartfelt drama too, and the ending is very moving. J Lee Thompson directs and stages things very competently and with precision if on occasions a little too carefully. The performances are good, though the singing is not the best there is. Jeff East's Huckleberry is both spirited and sincere and even with the political correctness diluting Jim's character Paul Winfield is still very touchingly dignified. The chemistry between the two looks and feel really genuine. Harvey Korman and David Wayne were clever casting, and both are a lot of fun and they seem to be having a ball. All in all, disappointing but still watchable. 6/10 Bethany Cox


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Huckleberry Finn (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?