Huckleberry Finn 1974
1h 58min | Adventure, Musical | 24 May 1974 (USA)
Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. Accompanying him is Jim, a slave running away from being sold. Together the two strike a bond of friendship that takes them through harrowing events and thrilling adventures.
Huge Mark Twain fan. In my opinion this is the very best production of Huckleberry Finn. Great choreography, costumes, and sets. It does have a musical element but it doesn’t detract from the production but instead complements it. The movie does not have a juvenile feel to it and could be enjoyed by the entire family but with parental discretion as this deeper cultural issues are explored. If you enjoy this movie you should check out Tom Sawyer. It features cast reprisals and is a bit more lighthearted. Enjoy.
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Writers: Mark Twain (novel), Robert B. Sherman (screenplay)
Stars: Jeff East, Paul Winfield, Harvey Korman
Release Date: 24 May 1974 (USA)
Filming Locations: Arrow Rock, Missouri, USA