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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 Martha Douglas
Henry Jones ... Mr. Dobbins
Noah Keen ... Judge Thatcher
Dub Taylor ... Clayton
Richard Eastham ... Doctor P. R. 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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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The Great Family Musical! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Trivia

About 4,000 boys were seen before Johnny Whitaker landed the lead role. 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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Soundtracks

Gratifaction
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by boys
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Great film
22 December 2006 | by jpycior-1See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie and the music that was in it. Lots of good fun and adventure! I do believe Mr.Mark Twain would approve! This movie hits all the right notes and what an adventure! One can clearly see how the two lead actors make choices for their characters and the results are very good. I enjoyed the journey and the adventure the two went on, and I felt the movie was a very good adaptation of the novel. I can remember reading the book and not wanting to put it down, and was living in SC at the time the movie came out. We lived along a river as it was and as a 10 year old, I could somewhat relate to the main characters in the way of wanting to go on such an adventure. This movie was very good from start to finish, and I can distinctly recall to me, the scariest part..when they were all in the caves.


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