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Tom Sawyer (1973)

Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder.

Director:

Don Taylor

Writers:

Mark Twain (novel), Robert B. Sherman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Whitaker ... Tom Sawyer
Celeste Holm ... Aunt Polly
Warren Oates ... Muff Potter
Jeff East ... Huckleberry Finn
Jodie Foster ... Becky Thatcher
Lucille Benson ... Widder Martha Douglas
Henry Jones ... Mr. Dobbins
Noah Keen ... Judge Cyrus Thatcher
Dub Taylor ... Clayton
Richard Eastham ... Doctor P. R. Robinson
Sandy Kenyon ... Constable Clemmens
Joshua Hill Lewis Joshua Hill Lewis ... Cousin Sidney
Susan Joyce Susan Joyce ... Cousin Mary
Steve Hogg Steve Hogg ... Ben Rogers
Sean Summers Sean Summers ... Billy Fisher
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Storyline

Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Musical Adaptation of Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Musical Adaptation of Mark Twain's 'Tom Sawyer' See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)| 70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In 1973, the Sherman Brothers made history by becoming the only Americans, ever, to win First Prize at the Moscow Film Festival for Tom Sawyer. They also authored the screenplay for "Tom Sawyer". See more »

Goofs

Injun Joe leaps out of the courtroom window and lands on the ground. When he gets up and starts to run, the covering used to hide whatever soft surface he landed on flips up for a second. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tom Sawyer: Hello Huckleberry.
Huckleberry Finn: How come you're playin' hooky?
Tom Sawyer: Same as you.
Huckleberry Finn: Never spent a day in school in my life.
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Connections

Version of Huckleberry Finn (1920) See more »

Soundtracks

Aunt Polly's Soliloquy
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Celeste Holm
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A gem from it's time!
6 February 2007 | by callie-5See all my reviews

I saw this one in the theater when it was released and still love it! This is the perfect example of a "Classic Family Movie". The harshest word you hear is "damn". The performances are wonderful to watch from the entire cast (Jodie Foster may be the weakest of them all, but just my opinion), the music fits beautifully (thanks to the Sherman brothers) and the settings make me feel the era. An enjoyable way to spend a Saturday afternoon. And to the reviewer who commented on Celeste Holm's "attempt" to sing - check her resume, my friend. Everyone who knows her work (see "High Society" or the 1965 version of "Cinderella", or just listen to the Original Broadway Cast recording of "Oklahoma!") knows she CAN!


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