The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (1939)





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Mickey Rooney may have been born to play Mark Twain's legendary hellraiser Huck Finn, but 1939's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is so MGM-ized that Rooney seems to be sedated. Otherwise, this is a slick retelling of the Twain classic, with Huck escaping both the oppressive kindliness of the widow Douglas (Elizabeth Risdon) and the brutality of his drink-sodden Pap (Victor Kilian) by faking his own death. He heads down the Mississippi River in the company of fugitive slave Jim (Rex Ingram), … More

Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Hugo Butler
In Theaters:
MGM Home Entertainment


as Huckleberry Finn

as The 'King'

as The 'Duke'

as Mary Jane

as Capt. Brandy

as Widow Douglass

as Widow Douglass

as `Pap' Finn

as Miss Watson
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