The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a 1938 American drama film directed by Norman Taurog. The screenplay by John V.A. Weaver was based on the classic 1876 novel by Mark Twain. The 1973 musical was a remake of this motion picture. The United Artists release includes most of the sequences familiar to readers of the book, including the fence-whitewashing episode; a wild raft ride down the Mississippi River; Tom and Huckleberry Finn's attendance at their own funeral, after the boys, who were enjoying an adventure on a remote island, are presumed dead; the murder trial of local drunkard Muff Potter;...
|Release date:||February 11, 1938|
|Directed by:||George Cukor, Norman Taurog, William A. Wellman, H. C. Potter|
|Producer:||David O. Selznick|
|Music by:||Max Steiner|
|Cinematography:||James Wong Howe|