The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Tommy Kelly, Ann Gillis, May Robson, Victor Jory, Walter Brennan
Commentary: James D’Arc
- Time: 7:00 PM
- Date: Friday, February 24, 2006
- Place: HBLL Auditorium, 1st Floor; Admission is free; arrive early for seats.
About the Event
The use of color in movies was in its infancy when producer David O. Selznick decided to turn Mark Twain’s classic of Tom, Huck, Becky, Sid, and Aunt Polly into a movie. In fact, Tom Sawyer was the tenth film made in the newly-perfected three-strip Technicolor. With sets designed by the renowned production designer William Cameron Menzies (Gone with the Wind), and photography by James Wong Howe, Selznick’s version is perhaps the best loved of all of the adaptations. Almost never shown on the big screen and any more, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a rare Technicolor treat. Selznick International Pictures. 1938. 77 mins. Director: Norman Toker.
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