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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – 1939 Thorpe
- I’m not IMDB’ing what else
Richard Thorpe directed by this is a solid adaptation of Twain with the perfect
casting (even if he’s actually 19 years old) of Mickey Rooney as the
- Rooney is smooth-talking, mischievous,
charming—with his barefeet and pipe- an ideal Huckleberry
- A very nice
tracking shot in a teacher giving her class a warning about being like
Huckleberry in a film that is otherwise directed in a very utilitarian
fashion by Thorpe
- A yarn-
very entertaining and easy to watch 91 minutes
- It is
narrative brilliance to put these two snake-oil salesman here (Walter
Connolly as The King and William Frawley as the Duke) next to our
protagonist to swing and secure our alliances
on the fringe of the archives– not near the top 10 of 1939
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@m– whoa– masterpiece huh? That’s high praise. Where are the critics wrong do you think? I have not seen it yet but I plan to. I’m shooting for Friday.
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