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The 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. ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/2007
  • UPC: 012233299120
  • Original Release: 1985
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  • Source: Monterey Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 3:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 13,583

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patrick Day Huckleberry Finn
Frederic Forrest Pap
Lillian Gish
Barnard Hughes
Sam Williams Jim
Richard Kiley Colonel Grangerford
Jim Dale
Butterfly McQueen
Geraldine Page
Sada Thompson Widow Douglas
Royce Clark Arkansas
David Barry Gray Scotty
Ivan Green Davy
Conrad McLaren Silas Phelps
Amy Shouse Agnes
Anne Shropshire Miss Watson
Technical Credits
Peter H. Hunt Director
Guy Gallo Screenwriter
Walter Lassally Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1. Chapter 1 [:23]
2. Chapter 2 [9:55]
3. Chapter 3 [9:42]
4. Chapter 4 [10:06]
5. Chapter 5 [10:15]
6. Chapter 6 [9:44]
7. Chapter 7 [10:39]
8. Chapter 8 [9:29]
9. Chapter 9 [10:00]
10. Chapter 10 [9:47]
11. Chapter 11 [9:33]
12. Chapter 12 [10:49]
13. Chapter 13 [:40]
14. Chapter 14 [8:49]
15. Chapter 15 [10:20]
16. Chapter 16 [9:40]
17. Chapter 17 [10:12]
18. Chapter 18 [10:03]
19. Chapter 19 [9:56]
20. Chapter 20 [10:16]
21. Chapter 21 [9:16]
22. Chapter 22 [10:01]
23. Chapter 23 [10:22]
24. Chapter 24 [2:30]
25. Chapter 25 [:00]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
   Menu Group #1 with 25 chapter(s) covering 03:32:34
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    I viewed this years ago on American Playhouse on PBS. It is the best version of Huckleberry Finn. The actors are true to the role. Fredrick Forest plays a frightening Pap. Samm Art-Williams is a strong human life force who travels with the Huck. There are so many scenes in this movie that leave the viewer breathless. Jim talking about beating his daughter who would not listen to him only to find that she is deaf. Huck dealing with death for the first time and making decisions that go against the ethics of the South. It is a great movie.

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