The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960 film)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a 1960 American drama 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 stars 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.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Film poster
Directed byMichael Curtiz
Produced bySamuel Goldwyn Jr.
Written byNovel:
Mark Twain
Screenplay byJames Lee
StarringEddie Hodges
Archie Moore
Tony Randall
Neville Brand
Music byJerome Moross
CinematographyTed D. McCord
Edited byFredric Steinkamp
Production
company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Formosa Productions, Inc.
Distributed byLoew's Inc.[1]
Release date
  • August 3, 1960 (1960-08-03) (U.S.)
Running time
107 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$1,357,000[2]
Box office$2,750,000[2][3]

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

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. 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 (archived from the original)


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