The Adventures Of Mark Twain

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He was a riverboat pilot, reporter, penniless prospector, Civil War dropout, would-be entrepreneur, loving family man, world traveler, pomposity burster and raconteur. It turns out the man who created adventures for Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and a... read more
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He was a riverboat pilot, reporter, penniless prospector, Civil War dropout, would-be entrepreneur, loving family man, world traveler, pomposity burster and raconteur. It turns out the man who created adventures for Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and a Connecticut Yankee led a mighty adventurous life himself. "Truth is a very valuable thing," says Fredric March's Mark Twain. "I believe we should be economical with it." And that sets the tone for what follows: a lovingly crafted Hollywood-ized biopic tracing the immortal humorist's life from Hannibal boyhood to Big River exploits to global literary lion and more. Riverboat's a-comin’, hop aboard – with Tom, Huck, Jim and above all, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, the colorful gent who earned fame under the pen name of Mark Twain.  This vivid biographical portrait earned three Oscar nominations.

Original Release

07/20/1944

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Cast

Donald Crisp J.B. Pond
Fredric March Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
Alexis Smith Olivia Langdon Clemens
Alan Hale Steve Gillis
C. Aubrey Smith Oxford Chancellor
John Carradine Bret Harte
Robert Barrat Horace E. Bixby - Riverboat Captain
Walter Hampden Jervis Langdon
Joyce Reynolds Clara Clemens
William Henry Charles Langdon (as Bill Henry)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Irving Rapper

Writers

Alan Le May, Harold M. Sherman, Harry Chandlee

Cast

Donald Crisp J.B. Pond
Fredric March Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
Alexis Smith Olivia Langdon Clemens
Alan Hale Steve Gillis
C. Aubrey Smith Oxford Chancellor
John Carradine Bret Harte
Robert Barrat Horace E. Bixby - Riverboat Captain
Walter Hampden Jervis Langdon
Joyce Reynolds Clara Clemens
William Henry Charles Langdon (as Bill Henry)
Nana Bryant Mrs. Langdon
Percy Kilbride Billings - Enterprise Typesetter
Francis Pierlot
Joseph Crehan
Charles Waldron Dr. Quintard (uncredited)
Whitford Kane Joe Goodwin - Editor
Gloria Ann Crawford Young Susie Clemens
Bobby Larson Boy

Producers

Jack Warner Executive Producer
Jesse L. Lasky Producer
Julius Evans Producer

Editors

Ralph Dawson

1945 Oscar Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White Nominated
1945 Oscar Best Effects, Special Effects Nominated
1945 Oscar Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Nominated
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