The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mickey Rooney stars in Mark Twain's classic adventure story about a young troublemaker who helps a runaway slave escape to the North.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: March 23, 2009
- Originally Released: 1939
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Mickey Rooney, William Frawley & Rex Ingram|
|Directed by||Richard Thorpe|
|Edited by||Frank E. Hull|
|Screenwriting by||Hugo Butler|
|Composition by||Franz Waxman|
|Cinematography by||John F. Seitz|
|Story by||Mark Twain|
|Produced by||Joseph L. Mankiewicz|
Description by OLDIES.com:
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the Great American Novel. And Mickey Rooney is the great screen Huck Finn, the high-spirited heart of this story of Huck, a boy running from sivilization, and Jim (Rex Ingram), a man running from slavery. Together, they raft down the Mississippi into breathtaking adventure, pratfalling comedy and a soaring quest for liberty. Your favorite Huckleberry moments are here: skipping school to go fishin', escaping from his vicious Pap, meeting Jim on Jackson Island, donning a dress and bonnet to sneak into town, sharing the raft with comic conmen (veteran actors Walter Connolly and William Frawley) who call themselves the King and the Duke. Come aboard if'n you have a yen for "borrowed" dinner fixin's... and freedom!
The classic film version of beloved Mark Twain novel features Rooney in his first starring role. Considered by some to be the best of the many Huckleberry Finn movies, it was the MGM answer to the Selznick Tom Sawyer of the previous year.