Tom Sawyer (1973 film)


Tom Sawyer (1973 film)

Infobox Film
name = Tom Sawyer
caption = Soundtrack cover
director = Don Taylor
producer = Arthur P. Jacobs
Frank Capra, Jr.
writer = Mark Twain (novel)
Robert B. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
starring = Johnny Whitaker
Celeste Holm
Warren Oates
Jeff East
Jodie Foster
music = Robert B. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
John Williams
cinematography = Frank Stanley
editing = Marion Rothman
distributor = United Artists
Reader's Digest
released = March 15, 1973
runtime = 104 min.
country = flagicon|USA
language = English
followed_by = "Huckleberry Finn"
imdb_id = 0070814

"Tom Sawyer" was a popular 1973 theatrical version of the Mark Twain boyhood adventure story, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". It starred Johnny Whitaker as Tom Sawyer, Jodie Foster as Becky Thatcher and Jeff East as Huckleberry Finn. Native American actor Kunu Hank whose birth name was Henry O' Brien took the role of Injun Joe.
Eric Schweig popularized this vicious character in Tom and Huck (1995). The movie was produced by "Reader's Digest". Along with the Twain story, the film was also a musical, with screenplay and songs by the "Sherman Brothers," aka Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman.
Charlie Pride performed the opening tune "River Song". The film garnered some scandal as both boy actors appeared nude in the "Freebootin'" segment. This was shot in Arrow Rock, Missouri and Howes Cave, New York.Another similar film was released on television that same year.

"Huckleberry Finn" was the follow-up film to it, that came out the next year.

Cast

*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 Widder Douglas
*Henry Jones as Mr. Dobbins
*Noah Keen as Judge Thatcher
*Kunu Hank as Injun Joe
*Joshua Hill Lewis as Cousin Sidney
*Susan Joyce as Cousin Mary
*Richard Eastham as Doc Robinson

Award nominations

In 1974, the Sherman Brothers, along with John Williams, received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score. The trio would later be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation. "Tom Sawyer" also received Academy Award nominations for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and Best Costume Design. [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070814/awards Awards for "Tom Sawyer" (1973)] ]

ongs

#"Tom Sawyer"
#"River Song"
#"How Come?"
#"Gratifaction"
#"If'n I Was God"
#"A Man's Gotta Be (What He's Born To Be)"
#"Hannibal, Mo(Zour-Ee)"
#"Freebootin'"
#"Aunt Polly's Soliloquy"

ee also

*"Tom Sawyer (2000 film)"
*"Tom and Huck"
*"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938 film)"

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