Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Format: DVD 2007
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Northland Public Library Audio Video Family ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY (DVD)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Audio Video
Upper St. Clair Township Library Feature Film DVDs DRAMA- ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Feature Film DVDs
1985's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the only filmed version of the Mark Twain classic to cover every episode in the original novel and not merely such familiar vignettes as the "King and the Duke" business. Presented in four parts, Finn opens in 1844, with young Huck (Patrick Day) being kidnapped from the home of the Widow Douglas (Sada Thompson) by his brutal, drink-sodden Pap (Frederic Forest). Huck escapes by faking his own death and rafting down the river in the company of escaped slave Jim (Samm-Art Williams). Part two offers the seldom-dramatized scene in the novel wherein an abolitionist is lynched; part three recounts the Shepardson/Grangerford feud; and part four culminates with the chicanery of the King (Barnard Hughes) and the Duke (Jim Dale) and the capture of Jim. Featured in the huge cast are Lillian Gish, Geraldine Page, Butterfly McQueen, Richard Kiley, and Eugene Oakes as Tom Sawyer. Originally clocking in at 240 minutes, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first telecast in February and March of 1986 on PBS' American Playhouse ; it is currently available in a 105-minute videocassette version. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Finn, Huckleberry -- (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Boys -- Travel -- Mississippi River -- Drama.
Made-for-TV movies.
Publisher Thousand Oaks, CA :Monterey Media,2007
Edition Full screen.
Other Titles American playhouse (Television program)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Contributors Perry, William P.
Iredale, Jane.
Gallo, Guy.
Hunt, Peter H.
Dale, Jim.
Forrest, Frederic.
Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993.
Hughes, Barnard, 1915-2006.
Kiley, Richard.
McQueen, Butterfly.
Page, Geraldine.
Thompson, Sada, 1929-2011.
Williams, Samm-Art.
Day, Patrick, 1968-
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Great Amwell Company.
Monterey Media.
Participants/Performers Jim Dale, Frederic Forrest, Lillian Gish, Barnard Hughes, Richard Kiley, Butterfly McQueen, Geraldine Page, Sada Thompson, Samm-Art Williams, Patrick Day.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Walter Lassaly ; editor, Jerrold L. Ludwig ; composer, William Perry.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
At head of container title: Mark Twain's.
Originally produced for American Playhouse in 1985.
Based on the book by Mark Twain.
System Details DVD; region 1; full screen presentation.
Description 1 videodisc (213 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781569944202
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