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Tom Sawyer (1973)

Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder.

Director:

Don Taylor

Writers:

Mark Twain (novel), Robert B. Sherman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Whitaker ... Tom Sawyer
Celeste Holm ... Aunt Polly
Warren Oates ... Muff Potter
Jeff East ... Huckleberry Finn
Jodie Foster ... Becky Thatcher
Lucille Benson ... Widder Douglas
Henry Jones ... Mr. Dobbins
Noah Keen ... Judge Thatcher
Dub Taylor ... Clayton
Richard Eastham ... Doc Robinson
Sandy Kenyon ... Constable Clemmens
Joshua Hill Lewis Joshua Hill Lewis ... Cousin Sidney
Susan Joyce Susan Joyce ... Cousin Mary
Steve Hogg Steve Hogg ... Ben Rogers
Sean Summers Sean Summers ... Billy Fisher
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Storyline

Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder.

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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Musical Adaptation of Mark Twain's 'Tom Sawyer' See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)| 70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman started working on this musical adaptation of the Mark Twain classic in 1968. See more »

Goofs

Injun Joe leaps out of the courtroom window and lands on the ground. When he gets up and starts to run, the covering used to hide whatever soft surface he landed on flips up for a second. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tom Sawyer: Hello Huckleberry.
Huckleberry Finn: How come you're playin' hooky?
Tom Sawyer: Same as you.
Huckleberry Finn: Never spent a day in school in my life.
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Connections

Version of Tom Sawyer (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Hannibal-Mo(zouree)
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by cast
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DVD This movie now !
26 February 2003 | by adrian2umortalSee all my reviews

I love this version of the Tom Sawyer Story. I watched this movie as a kid and will still watch it today. Jodie Foster is really cute as Becky Thatcher. This movie was made and financed by Reader Digest but as I have seen it is now under ownership by MGM/UA Home Video and only available on the slowly decaying VHS format. Hey, MGM, get this movie digitally upgraded to DVD with all the bells and whistles digitally upgraded beyond what they originally were. DVD is the soon to be only video format and this movie needs to be on it. I also would like to see the musical sequel about Huck Finn done the same way.


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