The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960 film)

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960 film) poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn Jr.
Written by Novel:
Mark Twain
Screenplay by James Lee
Starring Eddie Hodges
Archie Moore
Tony Randall
Neville Brand
Music by Jerome Moross
Cinematography Ted D. McCord
Edited by Fredric Steinkamp
Production
company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Formosa Productions, Inc.
Distributed by Loew's Inc.[1]
Release date
  • August 3, 1960 (1960-08-03) (U.S.)
Running time
107 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,357,000[2]
Box office $2,750,000[2][3]

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a 1960 American film directed by Michael Curtiz. Based on the novel of the same name by Mark Twain, it was the third sound film version of the story and the second filmed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 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 received top billing), and Buster Keaton had a bit role in what proved to be his final film for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, his former studio. Neville Brand portrayed Pap Finn, Huck's alcoholic father.

Some scenes in the film were shot on the Sacramento River, which doubled for the Mississippi River.

Plot summary

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.[4]

Cast

Archie Moore and Eddie Hodges on set

Box office

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.[2]

Comic book adaption

See also

References

  1. ^ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at the American Film Institute Catalog
  2. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study
  3. ^ US and Canada figures see – "Rental Potentials of 1960", Variety, 4 January 1961 p 47.
  4. ^ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960) – Articles. TCM.com. Retrieved on 2017-08-23.
  5. ^ "Dell Four Color #1114". Grand Comics Database.
  6. ^ Dell Four Color #1114 at the Comic Book DB

External links

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on IMDb
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at AllMovie
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at the TCM Movie Database


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