The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960 film)

Adventure on the Mississippi ( Original title: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ) is an American film released in 1960, the film is a Michael Curtiz film adaptation of the famous novel Huckleberry Finn Adventure ( Original title: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ). Mark Twain. It is one of the last films of the director.


, Shortly called Huck Huckleberry Finn, is a half-orphan and lives in the small town of Hannibal on the Mississippi. He grows up with the Widow Douglas, who wants to teach him the right behavior, cleanliness, righteousness and piety. Huck's father is a drunkard, which calls for $ 500 from the widow, if his son should remain with her. But the widow has no money, so Huck's father before proposing, the slave Jim to sell.

Jim gets this and flees on a homemade raft. He wants to reach across the river a state where slavery is abolished. Huck, who is beaten by his father, Jim joins.

On their journey they encounter two men. One pretends to be King of France, the other as a duke. The two impostors want to bring two young women of their inheritance. Huck and Jim do with at first, but then they blow the whistle on the plan.

The two crooks are angry and want to bring back the runaway slave Jim in order to collect the reward exposed to him. But the two friends can escape the snares of the crooks.


  • The film was not shot on the Mississippi, but the Sacramento River and the Stockton Deep Water Channel.
  • The reasons provided in the film songs were intended first for a musical entitled Huckleberry Finn, which was to be produced in 1952 by MGM, however, was not realized.
  • In addition to roles as slavers John Carradine, and Harry Dean Stanton occur. Carradine starred in the TV adaptation (see below) from 1955 the Duke.
  • After this film, the 1944 Academy Award-winning Curtiz turned three more movies before he died in April 1962.
  • Oscar Awarded to the set came next director Curtiz also art director George W. Davis, who could even win two Academy Awards (1954 and 1960); Set decorator Henry Grace won an Oscar in 1959, whose colleague Robert Priestley as well as Davis two (1956 and 1958).
  • Responsible for the sound track was Franklin Milton. 1960, 1964 and 1967, he won the Oscar. A. Arnold Gillespie, who was responsible for the special effects, won four Oscars in his career (1945, 1948, 1960, 1964).
  • Was not in the credits Conrad L. Hall. Hall was camera technician for this film. In later years, he became the first cinematographer and won three Academy Awards (1970, 2000, 2003 ).


" Film adaptation of Mark Twain's " The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ", in colorful, evocative images told. In the type of drawing over the original somewhat simplified, the film still makes clear that skin color is not a value proposition. "

" A masterfully staged youth film with colorful exteriors and successful decors, acting somewhat colorless. "

" Careful and appealing film adaptation of Mark Twain 's novel" The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn " that makes over 10 fun."

Other adaptations of the book by Mark Twain