Huckleberry Finn (1920 film)

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Huckleberry Finn is a surviving American silent dramatic rural film from 1920, based on Mark Twain's 1884 classic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. It was produced by Famous Players–Lasky and distributed through Paramount Pictures. William Desmond Taylor directed Huckleberry Finn, as he had the 1917 film version of Tom Sawyer, using a scenario written by Julia Crawford Ivers, who also had been the writer for Tom Sawyer.[1]

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Huckleberry Finn
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Directed byWilliam Desmond Taylor
Written byJulia Crawford Ivers (scenario)
Based onAdventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
William Desmond Taylor
StarringLewis Sargent
Martha Mattox
Esther Ralston
Howard Ralston
CinematographyFrank E. Garbutt
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • February 29, 1920 (1920-02-29)
Running time
7 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

It was the first version of the story entirely entrusted to a youth cast. Lewis Sargent (Huck) and Gordon Griffith (Tom) were child actors who already had a long and successful career and were well known to the public.[2]

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