Climax!: Season 2, Episode 1

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1 Sep. 1955)

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Huck and Tom discover buried treasure, while trying to keep it secret from Huck's father.

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William Lundigan ...
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Elizabeth Patterson ...
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Walter Catlett ...
Charles Taylor ...
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Tom Sawyer (as Bobby Hyatt)
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Katherine Warren ...
Widow Douglas (as Katharine Warren)
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Huck and Tom discover buried treasure, while trying to keep it secret from Huck's father.

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To appease censors of the time, the African-American slave Jim, who is such an important character in the original novel, is completely omitted from this adaptation, along with all mention of the slavery issue, and Injun Joe, who dies in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and does not appear at all in the novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", appears in this adaptation. See more »

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Thomas Mitchell and John Carradine
21 August 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

William Lundigan's CLIMAX! opened its second season in September 1955 with this easily available adaptation of Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." At a mere 50 minutes, this poverty stricken TV version would hold little entertainment value for today's youngsters, shot in black and white, with the mighty Mississippi represented by a stagnant studio tank. What little life it has is provided by its veteran cast (although the child actors give decent performances), reuniting top billed Thomas Mitchell with John Carradine, former co-stars in 1937's "The Hurricane" and 1939's "Stagecoach." Mitchell plays Old Man Finn, who crawls out of the woodwork when he learns that Huck (Charles Taylor) and blood brother Tom Sawyer (Bobby Hyatt) have discovered buried treasure stolen by Injun Joe. Carradine and Walter Catlett are a pair of con men, the former passing himself off as The Duke of Bridgewater, the latter more ambitious, King of France. Together, they try to bilk Mary Jane Wilks (pretty 15 year old Denise Alexander) out of her rightful inheritance by posing as her uncles from England. Poor Huck and Tom pretty much stand around watching the scenery chewing by the adults, which also include Katherine Warren, 80 year old Elizabeth Patterson, and Minor Watson. By far, the best known episode of Climax! is the third, an adaptation of the recently published Ian Fleming novel "Casino Royale," which introduced James Bond-007. John Carradine had not yet finished with the title character, appearing as the Slave Catcher in the colorful 1960 feature "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," after playing real life author Bret Harte in 1943's "The Adventures of Mark Twain."


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