Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The (UA 1938, Tommy Kelly, Jackie Moran)

Poster for the movie "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
90 min - Family, Adventure - 11 February 1938
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In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, after accidentally witnessing a murder, Tom and his pals Huck and Joe run away to become pirates, swearing to never reveal their secret. But when a man is wrongfully accused of the deed, they know they've got to come forward with the truth. A mostly faithful adaptation of the Mark Twain novel. William Cameron Menzies contributes wonderful art direction.

Legendary cinematographer James Wong Howe claimed he was banned from using Technicolor because of a bad rapport he had with that company during the making of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He did not use color again until 1949.


Director:  Norman Taurog

Release Date:  11 February 1938

Running Time:  1 h 30 min

Genres: Family, Adventure

Language:  English

Tagline: Thrills! Adventure! Laughs!

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