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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)





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Mark Twain's memorable character comes to life in this film adaptation. Huck (Eddie Hodges) and runaway slave Jim (Archie Moore) encounter numerous characters on their rafting adventures on the Mississippi. Eccentric European "royalty" like the King (Tony Randall) and the Duke (Mickey Shaughnessy) become traveling companions. Jim hopes to escape a life of slavery by safely landing in Illinois. Huck hopes keep his freedom from the structures of a civilized society, free to live a life of adventure and answering to no one. Silent film star Buster Keaton plays a circus lion tamer.more
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Mark Twain, James Lee
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 26, 2003
Warner Home Video

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Eddie Hodges
as Huckleberry Finn
Tony Randall
as The King of France
Patty McCormack
as Joanna Wilkes
Andy Devine
as Mr. Carmody
Sherry Jackson
as Mary Jane
Buster Keaton
as Lion tamer
Finlay Currie
as Capt. Sellers
Josephine Hutchinson
as Widow Douglas
Judy Canova
as Sheriff's wife
Parley Baer
as Grangerford Man
John Carradine
as Slave catcher
Royal Dano
as Sheriff
Dolores Hawkins
as River boat singer
Harry Dean Stanton
as Slave catcher
Minerva Urecal
as Miss Watson
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Critic Reviews for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 18, 2001
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Colorful family adventure based on Twain's classic

October 24, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

July 3, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

68/100. Although it takes quite a few liberties with the Mark Twain novel, the appearances of many well known guest stars and an exceptional quality in its production make it a very entertaining movie. It appears they were trying to make it more of a movie geared more towards family viewing.

Fine cinematography and art direction. I was never bored, it wisely is not too long. Eddie Hodges is a little weak as Huckleberry Finn, and since it is such a pivotal role, that does hurt the effectiveness of the film somewhat. Tony Randall is very good, Buster Keaton has a nice bit as well, as does Andy Devine, Sterling Holloway and Neville Brand.

James Higgins

One of the films I really liked growing up. Good children's film but is a bit dated when viewed again with adult eyes.

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