Huck and Tom; or, the Further Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1918)

Comedy-drama | 4 March 1918

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HISTORY

Part one of this two-part series on Tom Sawyer also starring Jack Pickford and directed by William D. Taylor was released by Paramount on 2 Dec 1917. It was entitled Tom Sawyer . According to news item, some scenes were filmed in Hannibal, MO, the setting of Mark Twain's stories. For information on other film versions of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Hucklebery Finn , see listings above for David O. Selznick's 1938 film The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the 1960 M-G-M release The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ... More Less

Part one of this two-part series on Tom Sawyer also starring Jack Pickford and directed by William D. Taylor was released by Paramount on 2 Dec 1917. It was entitled Tom Sawyer . According to news item, some scenes were filmed in Hannibal, MO, the setting of Mark Twain's stories. For information on other film versions of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Hucklebery Finn , see listings above for David O. Selznick's 1938 film The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the 1960 M-G-M release The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
16 Mar 18
p. 1229.
MPN
16 Mar 18
pp. 1613-14.
MPW
9 Mar 18
p. 1414.
MPW
16 Mar 18
p. 1558.
NYDM
9 Mar 18
p. 26.
Variety
8 Mar 18
p. 42.
Wid's
14 Mar 18
p. 1011.
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 March 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Oliver Morosco Photoplay Co.
Copyright Date:
22 January 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12003
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Intending to try out a magical cure for warts, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn steal into a graveyard late one night carrying a dead cat. There they witness the murder of a grave robber, and although the boys swear an oath of secrecy to each other, Tom later testifies against half-breed Injun Joe, the murderer, in order to save the falsely accused old derelict, Muff Potter. Injun Joe escapes, but the boys discover him in an old haunted house as he is making plans to hide a chest of stolen money. A short time later, Becky Thatcher, with whom Tom is in love, gives a birthday picnic for her friends near the Painted Cave. While she and Tom are exploring, they become lost in the dark cavern, but Tom catches sight of Injun Joe just before a rescue party arrives. The following week, Tom learns that the cave has been sealed up and that Injun Joe has lost his life. Huck and Tom return to the cave, dig up the treasure, and then do their best to escape the doting attentions of the village ... +


Intending to try out a magical cure for warts, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn steal into a graveyard late one night carrying a dead cat. There they witness the murder of a grave robber, and although the boys swear an oath of secrecy to each other, Tom later testifies against half-breed Injun Joe, the murderer, in order to save the falsely accused old derelict, Muff Potter. Injun Joe escapes, but the boys discover him in an old haunted house as he is making plans to hide a chest of stolen money. A short time later, Becky Thatcher, with whom Tom is in love, gives a birthday picnic for her friends near the Painted Cave. While she and Tom are exploring, they become lost in the dark cavern, but Tom catches sight of Injun Joe just before a rescue party arrives. The following week, Tom learns that the cave has been sealed up and that Injun Joe has lost his life. Huck and Tom return to the cave, dig up the treasure, and then do their best to escape the doting attentions of the village ladies. +

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