Seeing that I will be working on a production of Tom Sawyer tomorrow, I decided to watch this (somewhat) musical adaptation which is (somewhat) faithful to the book. Tom Sawyer is played by child star actor Josh Albee, Huck played by Jeff Tyler, and (a surprise to me) Becky Thatcher is played by Jodie Foster (which I believe is her 11th role). The characters who caught my attention were Injun Joe, Judge Thatcher, and (my favorites) Muff Potter and Aunt Polly. To guarantee this to be a classic film, there is a controversy surrounding one scene for "supposedly" containing nude footage. I for one did not see any, but that was probably do to the fact that I watched this on television. Overall, it a fun, enjoyable, family film, that makes me happy to know that once, Hollywood DID in fact shoot on ACTUAL locations, and NOT just in front of a blue screen. Seriously, the atmosphere is beautiful. I give it 3 1/2 dead cats.