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Lewis Sargent.
Photograph: courtesy International Museum of Photography
and
Film at George Eastman House.
 
Huckleberry Finn
(1920) American
B&W : Seven reels
Directed by William D. Taylor (William Desmond Taylor)

Cast: Lewis Sargent [Huckleberry Finn], Katherine Griffith [Widow Douglas], Martha Mattox [Miss Watson], Frank Lanning [Huck’s father], Orral Humphrey [the duke], Tom D. Bates [the king], Gordon Griffith [Tom Sawyer], Edythe Chapman [Aunt Polly], Thelma Salter [Becky Thatcher], George Reed [Jim], L.M. Wells [Judge Thatcher], Harry Rattenbury [Uncle Harvey], Esther Ralston [Mary Jane Wilks], Fay Lemport [Johanna], Eunice Van Moore [Mrs. Sally Phelps], Charles Edler [the school teacher]

Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production by arrangement with the Mark Twain Company; distributed by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [Mark Twain-Paramount-Artcraft Pictures]. / Produced by William D. Taylor (William Desmond Taylor). Scenario by Julia Crawford Ivers, from the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens). Cinematography by Frank E. Garbutt. Presented by Jesse L. Lasky. / © 30 December 1919 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP14604]. Released 29 February 1920. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The film was restored by the George Eastman House film archive in 2010.

Comedy-Drama: Rural.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.2081.

Survival status: Print exists in the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House film archive.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: African-Americans - Authors: Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835-1910)

Listing updated: 8 February 2011.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.2081; Drew-Speaking pp. 190, 283; Everson-American pp. 150, 151, 182c; Sinyard-Silent p. 94 : ClasIm-225 p. 58 : Website-AFI.

 
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