Added by on 2014-10-06


Family (1938) 91 minutes ~ Color

Sentiment rules in this version of the Twain tale of boyhood in 1850 Missouri, reasonably faithful except for minor details and making the character Jim a boy instead of a man. Includes the whitewash episode, puppy love, the graveyard murder, the boys’ running away to Jackson’s Island, the salvation of Muff Potter, and the cave adventure.

Director: Norman Taurog

Writer: Mark Twain (the beloved classic by), John V.A. Weaver (screen play)

Stars: Tommy Kelly, Jackie Moran, Ann Gillis