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Huckleberry Finn (1975)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Totten

Writers:

Jean Holloway, Mark Twain (novel)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Howard ... Huckleberry Finn
Don Most ... Tom Sawyer (as Donny Most)
Royal Dano ... Mark Twain
Antonio Fargas ... Jim
Jack Elam ... King
Merle Haggard ... Duke
Dee Carroll ... Aunt Sally
James Almanzar James Almanzar ... Silas Phelps
Rance Howard ... Pap Finn
Jean Speegle Howard ... Widow Douglas
Clint Howard ... Arch
Sarah Selby ... Aunt Polly
Alex Nicol ... Dr. Robinson
Bill Erwin ... Harvey Wilkes
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Jeremiah
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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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Genres:

Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and mild violence
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Did You Know?

Connections

Version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Mississippi (Said the River, I'm Your Friend)
Written by Earl Robinson and Steven North
Performed by Roy Clark
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I was a stand-in and action estra for this film when i was a a kid at 24yrs

Well it was a 10 to me.It was my first film id ever worked in. I was never interested in film and didn't even know anyone in school plays much less. Then out of left field.... I got the job as a fluke when i answered an add in the local paper. I stood in for Royal Dano and jack Ilam. I got to do an extra scene a couple times. I was at the lead of city folks that chased the king and the other dufas along the river.im seen throwing my hat down at the end of the chase when the two rascals we chased ,shoved off in a boat and escaped. The filming was in the winter of 74 lightly swollen Sacramento River near colusa Ca. Ron howards family was there and they were so nice to us peons . One thing that surprised me was the water lines they even painted on the buildings about 6 ft or so off the ground to simulate the mississippi standing flood levels before there were levees high enough to contain the river. I had been staring at them from a distance wondering how the water level got that high on farm land here. It would have been big news if a levee had broke to cause those high marks. When I asked the script person about it,he laughed and told me they had been painted on for realism. i don't think you could even see it on film,but is was real and on every building on the vacant farm we were shooting at. They were very exacting about details like that. i rarely notice that level of authenticity anymore. It rained lightly off and on the entire shoot and i recal seeing merle haggard and others sitting in the chowhouse gambling the time away until they could resume shooting. The big production companies always had good food too.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las aventuras del Mississippi See more »

Filming Locations:

Arrow Rock, Missouri, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Circle Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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