Huckleberry Finn (1974)

One of Mark Twain's best-loved stories becomes a screen musical in this family-friendly adaptation. Mischievous Huckleberry Finn (Jeff East) is a 15-year-old boy who has long had a difficult relationship with his often violent father. When Dad tried to kidnap him, Huck decides to run away from home, and heads out of town on a raft. Huck is soon joined by Jim (Paul Winfield), a runaway slave who is no more eager to see his master than Huck is to see his father. As the two friends make their way down the Mississippi, they're faced with a variety of challenges and adventures, including a run-in with a pair of shabby but dignified actors, The King (Harvey Korman) and The Duke (David Wayne). Produced in association with Reader's Digest magazine, which in 1973, scored a box-office hit with a musical version of Twain's Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn featured original songs by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, who also wrote the songs for a handful of Disney hits, including Mary Poppins.

Directing:
  • J. Lee Thompson

Writing:
  • Robert B. Sherman

Stars:
Release Date: 1974-05-24
themoviedb icon 6.1/10
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 118
Arthur O'Connell
Arthur O'Conn...
Col. Grangerford
Paul Winfield
Paul Winfield
Jim
Jeff East
Jeff East
Huckleberry Finn
David Wayne
David Wayne
The Duke
Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
The King
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