Mark Twain's then, now and forever classic about Huck Finn's runaway journey down the Mississippi and into manhood enjoys one of its best screen adaptations here. Michael Curtiz, legendary director of Casablanca and some 170 more films, pilots this all-family movie whose stars include 1960s era child actor Eddie Hodges (as irrepressible Huck) and savvy veterans Tony Randall (as snake-oil smooth King), Andy Devine (as a circus huckster) and Buster Keaton (as a circus sideman). And Archie Moore, longtime light-heavyweight boxing champ who holds the record for most career knockouts, scores an acting KO as Jim, the fugitive slave who's Huck's rafting companion...and this appealing film's timeless conscience.
From chicken thief to cabin boy, riverboat pilot to circus performer, Huck Finn outsmarts everyone on his way down the muddy Mississippi. This was the first color version of the Twain classic. Veteran Hollywood faces, including Buster Keaton (as a lion tamer!), Sterling Holloway, Andy Devine, Judy Canova, John Carradine and Mickey Shaughnessy provide colorful support.
Classic adaptation of the Mark Twain favorite about a young boy and his relationship with a runaway slave as they escape down the Mississippi.