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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part I 

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. In HD.

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Huck
Anne Shropshire ...
Miss Watson
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Eugene Oakes ...
Samm-Art Williams ...
Jim
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Mrs Loftus
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The Duke
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The King
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Blind Negress
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Sally Phelps
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Billy
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Shag Adamson ...
Mr. Bradish
Robert Bowen ...
Clerk
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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. In HD.

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In the novel, it's Jim who gets painted blue by the Duke and King (Dauphin) as part of a charade they are trying to pull off. In the 1986 feature, it's Huckleberry who gets painted blue for an entirely different reason. See more »

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Version of Huckleberry Finn (1952) See more »

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Best version, ever
22 August 2004 | by (Salmon, Idaho) – See all my reviews

I've never seen such attention to detail. However, I got the feeling that many scenes were left on the cutting room floor that would have made the movie even better. For instance, the feuding family that was after Buck could have been included. That storyline told so much about Twain's take on the senselessness of war. Also, the cast was incredible. It seemed that with every turn of the page, I was seeing another familiar Hollywood face, from Emma Thompson, to Butterfly Mc- Queen, to Lillian Gish. My God, the casting was just remarkable. Young Patrick Day was the most perfectly cast of all. I commend PBS on a spectacular accomplishment. I would love to see it shown more often.


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