The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960 film)

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a 1960 American drama film directed by Michael Curtiz. Based on the 1884 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.

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

Some scenes in the film were shot on the Sacramento River, which doubled for the Mississippi River.

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