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Tom Sawyer (1973)

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, two friends in a Mississippi River town, have one adventure after another - including attending their own funeral and being pursued by a murderer.

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James Neilson

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Jean Holloway, James Neilson (treatment) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Albee ... Tom Sawyer (as Jose Albee)
Jane Wyatt ... Aunt Polly
Buddy Ebsen ... Muff Potter
John McGiver ... Judge Thatcher
Vic Morrow ... Injun Joe
Jeff Tyler Jeff Tyler ... Huck Finn
Karen Pearson Karen Pearson ... Becky Thatcher
Scott Fisher Scott Fisher ... Sid Sawyer
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ... Lawyer
Murray Westgate Murray Westgate ... Coroner
Susan Petrie Susan Petrie ... Mary Sawyer (as Sue Petrie)
Dawn Greenhalgh ... Mrs. Thatcher
Leonard Bernardo Leonard Bernardo
Gwen Thomas Gwen Thomas
Robert Goodier Robert Goodier
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Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, two friends in a Mississippi River town, have one adventure after another - including attending their own funeral and being pursued by a murderer. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adventures of Tom Sawyer See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Pedestrian Retelling of a Classic
15 July 2003 | by cfc_canSee all my reviews

Being a TV movie, this naturally has a cheap look about it, especially given the fact that it was made in 1973. The two lead kids who play Tom and Huck fail to convey any real sense of mischief, charm or good-heartedness. Their performances are flat and uninspired. Huck Finn is presented in a far less rebellious/courageous way which removes much of his charm. Not that the adults fare much better. Ebsen seems to be sleepwalking through his role as the town drunk. McGiver overdoes it as the sputtering, fussy judge and Morrow, who's supposed to be Injun Joe, talks in an unintentionally funny accent and has bizarre make-up and costumes. At least the film is short and uses a narrator to ensure that no one gets lost. It was shot in Upper Canada Village which explains the presence of Canadian veteran Chris Wiggins and the young Sue Petrie, who had done a few soft core Canadian porn films before this. Stick with the musical version of Tom Sawyer which came out the same year.


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