The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960 film)
|The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn|
|Directed by||Michael Curtiz|
|Produced by||Samuel Goldwyn Jr.|
|Screenplay by||James Lee|
|Music by||Jerome Moross|
|Cinematography||Ted D. McCord|
|Edited by||Fredric Steinkamp|
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a 1960 American film directed by Michael Curtiz. Based on the famous Mark Twain novel of the same name, it was the third sound film version of the story and the second filmed by MGM. The film was the first adaptation of Huckleberry Finn to be filmed in Cinemascope and Technicolor. It starred Eddie Hodges as Huck and former boxer Archie Moore as the runaway slave, Jim. Tony Randall also appeared in the film (and got top billing), and Buster Keaton had a bit role in what proved to be his final film for his old studio, MGM. Neville Brand portrayed Huck's alcoholic father, Pap Finn.
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In the pre-Civil War South Huck escapes his brutal, criminal father by taking to the Mississippi River with a fugitive slave Jim. They have several adventures on their way to attempt to gain Jim's freedom.
- Tony Randall as The King of France
- Archie Moore as Jim
- Eddie Hodges as Huckleberry Finn
- Patty McCormack as Joanna Wilkes
- Neville Brand as Pap Finn
- Mickey Shaughnessy as The Duke
- Judy Canova as Sheriff's Wife
- Andy Devine as Mr. Carmody
- Sherry Jackson as Mary Jane Wilkes
- Buster Keaton as Lion Tamer
- Finlay Currie as Capt. Sellers
- Josephine Hutchinson as Widow Douglas
- Parley Baer as Grangeford Man
- John Carradine as Slave Catcher
- Royal Dano as Sheriff of Harlan
According to MGM records the film earned $1,950,000 in the U.S. and Canada and $800,000 elsewhere, resulting in a net loss of $99,000.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- US and Canada figures see - "Rental Potentials of 1960", Variety, 4 January 1961 p 47.
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at the Internet Movie Database
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at AllMovie
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at the TCM Movie Database
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