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The 1938 version of Adventures of Tom Sawyer appears to be producer David O. Selznick's dry run for Gone with the Wind what with its similarities in period costumes color scheme and production design (both films shared the services of the great Hollywood art director William Cameron Menzies). Selected from hundreds of applicants (a precursor to Selznick's upcoming search for Wind's Scarlet O'Hara) Tommy Kelly is visually perfect as Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer though his acting varies from scene to scene. Better cast is Jackie Moran as the laconic pipe-smoking Huck Finn (Moran would show up in Wind as Dr. Meade's son). Never forcing its pace the film manages to include most of Twain's classic sequences including the fence-whitewashing episode Tom's rescue of Becky Thatcher (Anne Gillis) from the wrath of their schoolmaster (Olin Howlin) Tom and Huck's death and resurrection after the boys briefly skipped town for an idyll on a remote island the murder trial of town drunk Muff Potter (Walter Brennan) and ultimately unmasking of the vicious Injun Joe (Victor Jory) as the real killer and of course the chilling climax in the cave wherein Tom protects Becky from the fugitive Injun Joe. Originally released at 93 minutes Adventures of Tom Sawyer was trimmed to 77 minutes for a 1959 reissue; it has since been restored to its full length on videotape. In 1960 Tom Sawyer was syndicated to television by Selznick with accompanying commentary by the film's now-grown-up Becky Thatcher Anne Gillis.
Mark Twain's Beloved Story. Live Action.
The Naughty Nineties: Set aboard the River Queen showboat Bud and Lou perform their legendary ""Who's on First?"" routine. The Time Of Their Lives: Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their innocence.
Roger Moore is Simon Templar better know as The Saint. The Saint out-swindles the swindlers for the good of the little guy: he's handsome charming suave and sophisticated. Episodes include: Episode 11 - 'The Golden Journey' Episode 12 - 'The Romantic Matron' Episode 13 - 'The Man Who Was Lucky' Episode 14 - 'The Invisible Millionaire
Here Come The Co-Ed's: Bud and Lou head to campus and attempt to save Bixby College from closing down. In Society: Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected things don't run to plan...
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