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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)

To avoid his abusive father, a rambunctious boy rafts the Mississippi River with a slave, encountering many wild characters.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Hugo Butler, Mark Twain (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mickey Rooney ... Huckleberry Finn
Walter Connolly ... The 'King'
William Frawley ... The 'Duke'
Rex Ingram ... Jim
Lynne Carver ... Mary Jane
Jo Ann Sayers ... Susan
Minor Watson ... Capt. Brandy
Elisabeth Risdon ... Widow Douglass (as Elizabeth Risdon)
Victor Kilian Victor Kilian ... 'Pap' Finn
Clara Blandick ... Miss Watson
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Huckleberry Finn See more »

Filming Locations:

Alabama, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

MGM bought the rights to Mark Twain's novel specifically for Mickey Rooney. See more »

Goofs

When the group is counting their take, one mentions "a lead nickel". Nickel five-cent pieces were not issued by the mint until after 1867 - after the Civil War. See more »

Connections

Version of Tom Sawyer (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Jim's Song
(uncredited)
Written by Franz Waxman
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MICKEY ROONEY SHINES, He's the best ever
4 August 2005 | by muffinheuer2003See all my reviews

This movie is perfect for the nations #1 box office star of 1939. No wonder the public adored him! Mickey Rooney simply stated is the best actor that has ever lived. Mickey gives a down to earth and lovely performance.!!! The movie is very true to the book. If you loved the book, you will love this movie. It's wonderful!!!!!! Another great movie that was perfect for Mickey Rooney was Young Tom Edison. If you love him as Huck, then check out Young Tom Edison! Another Blockbuster performance by the MASTER performer. Mickey Rooney, may you live on in the hearts of all who love you! Also for your Rooney fans check out Boy's Town and The Human Comedy. The Andy Hardy series are also terrific God Bless you, and I love you Mickey!


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