Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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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
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Boys -- Travel -- Mississippi River -- Drama.
|Publisher|| Thousand Oaks, CA :Monterey Media,2007
|Other Titles|| American playhouse (Television program)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Perry, William P.
Hunt, Peter H.
Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993.
Hughes, Barnard, 1915-2006.
Thompson, Sada, 1929-2011.
Day, Patrick, 1968-
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Great Amwell Company.
Jim Dale, Frederic Forrest, Lillian Gish, Barnard Hughes, Richard Kiley, Butterfly McQueen, Geraldine Page, Sada Thompson, Samm-Art Williams, Patrick Day.
Director of photography, Walter Lassaly ; editor, Jerrold L. Ludwig ; composer, William Perry.
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.
DVD; region 1; full screen presentation.
1 videodisc (213 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.