The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Reviews
Although rather cliche, and a little corny at times this film really holds up, being a Selznick Production it has it's money behind it, and having it filmed in technicolour really adds to the viewing.
Tommy Kelly (Tom Sawyer) was a fantastic child actor, that doesn't mean all the kids in this film where... but at least the lead role had a bit of charisma.
Walter Brennan was fantastic as the shady 'do me wrong' character that was framed buy the evil indian (maybe a racial claim of the day?).
This film just has a lot going for it, I mean it's so likeable even though you can tell majority of the film is sets and it's artifical, Mark Twain's stories hava magic to them. This is a good film, a worthy classic to see....
Very faithful to the original story.
(Mostly) Great actors!
I'm a long time fan of the 1973 musical version, and this one nearly tops it!