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Les aventures de Tom Sawyer 

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Series cast summary:
Roland Demongeot Roland Demongeot ...  Tom Sawyer 4 episodes, 1968
Marc Di Napoli Marc Di Napoli ...  Huckleberry 'Huck(y)' Finn / ... 4 episodes, 1968
Lucia Ocrain Lucia Ocrain ...  Becky Thatcher 4 episodes, 1968
Lina Carstens ...  Tante Polly / ... 4 episodes, 1968
Otto Ambros Otto Ambros ...  Muff Potter 4 episodes, 1968
Jacques Bilodeau Jacques Bilodeau ...  Joe 'Indianer-Joe' 4 episodes, 1968
Marcel Pérès ...  Hucks Vater / ... 4 episodes, 1968
Serge Nubret Serge Nubret ...  Jim 'Nigger-Jim' 4 episodes, 1968
Roland Armontel ...  Richter Thatcher 4 episodes, 1968
Maurice Teynac Maurice Teynac ...  Mr. Dobbins 4 episodes, 1968
Marcela Russu Marcela Russu ...  Witwe Douglas 4 episodes, 1968
Emil Liptac Emil Liptac ...  Sheriff 4 episodes, 1968
Robert Hecker Robert Hecker ...  Sid Sawyer 4 episodes, 1968
Marion Verdon Marion Verdon ...  Windy 4 episodes, 1968
Franz Keller Franz Keller ...  Waliser 4 episodes, 1968
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Was edited into two 110-minute feature films for release in some countries. See more »

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Edited into Moartea lui Joe Indianul (1968) See more »

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A classic, but dated
27 March 2007 | by nitratestock35See all my reviews

I saw this four part mini series a few times during the early 1970s in my native Germany. The first time still on a black-and-white TV set.

I remember being all excited about it and knowing that it was not a US production (even though it took place in the US), but still I loved every minute of it since it was about distant places, memories and adventures - so far away from the day-to-day life in Central Europe back then.

Watching it now it seems rather dated. The low budget shows, filming took place in Romania at the river Donau, sets are rather small (Aunt Polly's house has - poorly - painted backgrounds) and even though done with love care and craftsmaship, the only existing river steam boat (standing in for a few) is a boat dressed up to look vintage American a "side wheeler" as known to experts. Exhaust steam coming from underneath the paddle boxes where no paddle wheels are seen (because there are no): wrong! - it would come out of steam pipes that run along with the twin funnels.

Also: the German language version sounds really dated by now. There is an old fashioned "1930s Berlin low life backyard language" used by Tom Sawyer's voice and the Narrator somehow sounds too "preachy" and "patronizing" (wherweas Huck Finn sounds too educated)- perhaps that already was evident back when the movie first was aired - even though a quite a lot of dialog has been lifted~literally out of the German issues of the Mark Twain stories.

Still a classic - to be treasured - that brings back fond memories to people who were children back then, but it definitely is dated by now.


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Romania | France | West Germany

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German | Romanian

Release Date:

1 February 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer See more »

Filming Locations:

Danube Delta, Romania See more »

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(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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