Release dateAugust 3, 1960 (1960-08-03) (U.S.) WriterMark Twain (novel), James Lee (screenplay)
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a 1960 American film directed by Michael Curtiz. Based on the famous Mark Twain novel of the same name, it was the third sound film version of the story and the second filmed by MGM. The film was the first adaptation of Huckleberry Finn to be filmed in CinemaScope and Technicolor. It starred Eddie Hodges as Huck and former boxer Archie Moore as the runaway slave, Jim. Tony Randall also appeared in the film (and got top billing), and Buster Keaton had a bit role in what proved to be his final film for his old studio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Neville Brand portrayed Huck's alcoholic father, Pap Finn.
Some scenes in the film were shot on the Sacramento River, which doubled for the Mississippi River.
In the pre-Civil War South Huck escapes his brutal, criminal father by taking to the Mississippi River with a fugitive slave Jim. They have several adventures on their way to attempt to gain Jim's freedom.
Eddie Hodges as Huckleberry Finn
Archie Moore as Jim
Patty McCormack as Joanna Wilkes
Neville Brand as Pap Finn
Tony Randall as The King of France
Mickey Shaughnessy as The Duke
Judy Canova as Sheriff's Wife
Andy Devine as Mr. Carmody
Sherry Jackson as Mary Jane Wilkes
Buster Keaton as Lion Tamer
Finlay Currie as Capt. Sellers
Josephine Hutchinson as Widow Douglas
Parley Baer as Grangeford Man
John Carradine as Slave Catcher
Royal Dano as Sheriff of Harlan
Harry Dean Stanton as Slave Catcher
According to MGM records the film earned $1,950,000 in the U.S. and Canada and $800,000 elsewhere, resulting in a net loss of $99,000.