The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

DVD - 2009
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Eager to flee from his drunken father and the confining life with Widow Douglass and Miss Watson, Huck sets off on a raft down the Mississippi with Jim, a runaway slave, in tow.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Turner Entertainment : Warner Bros. Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2009]
Edition: Full screen
Branch Call Number: DVD ADVENTU 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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Feb 21, 2014

And I seriously ask you - What parent in their right mind would ever name their child "Huckleberry"?

Released in 1939 - The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn would be the first of four screen-adaptations concerning Mark Twain's famous novel of the same name (which was written in 1884).

Set in the year 1835 (where the action takes place in Missouri, along the Mississippi River), this decidedly average MGM production is still an entertaining and good-natured tale that I think is probably best suited for the enjoyment of a much younger audience than myself.

Though far from being faithful to the novel (here the racism was toned-down considerably), The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn starred the young, gung-ho actor, Mickey Rooney (19 at the time) as the title character (who was supposed to be only 14).

Filmed in b&w, this picture's story focuses in on Huck's raft trip down the Mississippi, accompanied by Jim, the negro slave running away from being sold. Together these 2 strike a bond of friendship as they soon find themselves inadvertantly led through some very harrowing events, along with a couple of hair-raising adventures thrown in for good measure.


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