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Tom Sawyer (1973)





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Mark Twain's classic tale is brought to the screen for the fourth time, this time with a tuneful score by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, who also wrote the screen adaptation. Johnny Whitaker stars as Tom Sawyer, with Jeff East in his first film role as Huck Finn. Jodie Foster is also on hand, playing the role of Becky Thatcher. This enjoyable family fare was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Art Direction, Best Song Score and Best Costume Design.

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Johnny Whitaker
as Tom Sawyer
Celeste Holm
as Aunt Polly
Warren Oates
as Muff Potter
Jeff East
as Huckleberry Finn
Jodie Foster
as Becky Thatcher
Lucille Benson
as Widow Douglas
Richard Eastham
as Doc Robinson
Noah Keen
as Judge Thatcher
Henry Jones
as Mister Dobbins
Dub Taylor
as Clayton
Sandy Kenyon
as Constable Clemens
Joshua Hill Lewis
as Cousin Sidney
Susan Joyce
as Cousin Mary
Steve Hogg
as Ben Rogers
Sean Summers
as Billy Fisher
Kevin Jefferson
as Joe Jefferson
Page Williams
as Saloon Girl
Kunu Hank
as Injun Joe
James A. Kuhn
as Blacksmith
Mark Lynch
as Prosecuting Attorney
Jonathan Taylor
as Small Boy
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Critic Reviews for Tom Sawyer

All Critics (3)

The dramatic interludes with Injun Joe are filmed for maximum impact.

November 2, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

And you have to have a passel of kids around you... to know that there's a children's classic at hand and that you can double your pleasure in adulthood by knowing the generations are ungapped thereby.

June 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Has the sweep of grandeur of a musical in the classic Hollywood style, even if the songs don't always fit comfortably into the narrative.

June 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tom Sawyer

very faithful to the book, although it skipped some parts.

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