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Tom Sawyer / Huckleberry Finn

Street Date:
July 18th, 2017
Movie Release Year:
1973
MPAA Rating:
Rated G
Studio:
Twilight Time
Length:
222 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Musical

Starring:

Johnnie Whitaker, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates, Jeff East, Paul Winfield and Harvey Korman

Director:

Don Taylor, J. Lee Thompson

Plot Synopsis:

Tom Sawyer: Adapted from the classic American Mark Twain novel, this musical tells of the adventures of a young, mischievous boy and his friends in 19th-century Missouri. Johnny Whitaker stars as Tom, Jeff East as Huck and Jodie Foster as Becky.

Huckleberry Finn: One of Mark Twain's best-loved stories becomes a screen musical in this family-friendly adaptation. Mischievous Huckleberry Finn (Jeff East) is a 15-year-old boy who has long had a difficult relationship with his often violent father. When Dad tried to kidnap him, Huck decides to run away from home, and heads out of town on a raft. Huck is soon joined by Jim (Paul Winfield), a runaway slave who is no more eager to see his master than Huck is to see his father. As the two friends make their way down the Mississippi, they're faced with a variety of challenges and adventures, including a run-in with a pair of shabby but dignified actors, The King (Harvey Korman) and The Duke (David Wayne). Produced in association with Reader's Digest magazine, which in 1973, scored a box-office hit with a musical version of Twain's Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn featured original songs by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, who also wrote the songs for a handful of Disney hits, including Mary Poppins.