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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part I 

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. In HD.

Director:

Peter H. Hunt

Writers:

Guy Gallo, Mark Twain (novel)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Day ... Huck
Anne Shropshire Anne Shropshire ... Miss Watson
Sada Thompson ... Widow Douglas
Eugene Oakes Eugene Oakes ... Tom Sawyer
Samm-Art Williams Samm-Art Williams ... Jim
Frederic Forrest ... Pap Finn
Lillian Gish ... Mrs Loftus
Richard Kiley ... Col. Grangerford
Jim Dale ... The Duke
Barnard Hughes ... The King
Butterfly McQueen ... Blind Negress
Geraldine Page ... Sally Phelps
Jason Hankins ... Billy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shag Adamson Shag Adamson ... Mr. Bradish
Robert Bowen Robert Bowen ... Clerk
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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. In HD.

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Abenteuer von Huckleberry Finn See more »

Filming Locations:

Maysville, Kentucky, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Great Amwell Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the novel, it's Jim who gets painted blue by the Duke and King (Dauphin) as part of a charade they are trying to pull off. In the 1986 feature, it's Huckleberry who gets painted blue for an entirely different reason. See more »

Alternate Versions

A 213 minute NTSC format DVD version was released 2/20/2007 by Monterey Video for Region 1 which combined the four 60 minute installments into a single feature having 02:02 of opening credits as text over scenes from the feature. A 211 minute PAL format DVD version was released 9/1/2001 by Prism Leisure Corporation of England for Region 2 which has the same content as the 213 minute version except it has only 30 seconds of opening credits running as text over the same woodcut image used in the background of the ending credits in both versions. See more »

Connections

Version of Aventuras de Tom Sawyer (1958) See more »

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Best version, ever
22 August 2004 | by billfreySee all my reviews

I've never seen such attention to detail. However, I got the feeling that many scenes were left on the cutting room floor that would have made the movie even better. For instance, the feuding family that was after Buck could have been included. That storyline told so much about Twain's take on the senselessness of war. Also, the cast was incredible. It seemed that with every turn of the page, I was seeing another familiar Hollywood face, from Emma Thompson, to Butterfly Mc- Queen, to Lillian Gish. My God, the casting was just remarkable. Young Patrick Day was the most perfectly cast of all. I commend PBS on a spectacular accomplishment. I would love to see it shown more often.


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