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Huckleberry Finn (1974)

When Huckleberry Finn going accidentally to find his father kidnapped to country will jobs to Mississippi River in the legendary land of Avalon.

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J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff East ... Huckleberry Finn
Paul Winfield ... Jim
Harvey Korman ... The King
David Wayne ... The Duke
Arthur O'Connell ... Col. Grangerford
Gary Merrill ... Pap
Natalie Trundy ... Mrs. Loftus
Lucille Benson ... Widder Douglas
Kim O'Brien Kim O'Brien ... Maryjane Wilks
Jean Fay Jean Fay ... Susan Wilks
Ruby Leftwich Ruby Leftwich ... Miss Watson
Odessa Cleveland ... Jim's Wife
Joe Boris Joe Boris ... Jason
Danny Lantrip Danny Lantrip ... Kyle
Van Bennett Van Bennett ... Wayne
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Storyline

Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious 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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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn: A Musical Adaptation See more »

Filming Locations:

Arrow Rock, Missouri, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Odessa Cleveland's movie debut. See more »

Quotes

The King: Unfortunately however; women and children will not be admitted to either performance under any circumstances.
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Version of Huckleberry Finn (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Cairo, Illinois
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Paul Winfield and Jeff East
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okay, I guess
28 April 2006 | by wellsortofSee all my reviews

I'm back to deliver another commentary after reading the book. Like the book, I couldn't wait for the movie to be done. I thought the ending got smoothed out a little bit, but it was a "musical adaptation" of the story, so if you wanted the mess that was the ending of the book, this isn't the place to look for it.

Speaking of which, I'd love to see a musical movie of Big River, which is the 80s musical version of the book. It has fabulous music, and while it also smooths out the ending, the music more than makes up for it.

The most enjoyable part of the movie was seeing Harvey Korman's The King. I was secretly hoping that Tim Conway would end up being The Duke, and that would have been awesome. But he was great, as he always was on Carol Burnett and other roles.


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