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Tom Sawyer Details

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Mark Twain's classic tale is brought to the screen for the fourth time, this time with a tuneful score by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, who also wrote the screen adaptation. Johnny Whitaker stars as Tom Sawyer, with Jeff East in his first film role as Huck Finn. Jodie Foster is also on hand, playing the role of Becky Thatcher. This enjoyable family fare was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Art Direction, Best Song Score and Best Costume Design. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:March 15, 1973

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Williams Best Adapted or Original Song Score 1973 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Robert B. Sherman Best Original Score 1973 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Robert B. Sherman Best Adapted or Original Song Score 1973 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Richard M. Sherman Best Original Score 1973 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Richard M. Sherman Best Adapted or Original Song Score 1973 Nominee

Cast

Celeste Holm
as Aunt Polly
Warren Oates
as Muff Potter
Jeff East
as Huckleberry Finn
Jodie Foster
as Becky Thatcher
Lucille Benson
as Widow Douglas
Henry Jones
as Mister Dobbins
Kunu Hank
as Injun Joe
Noah Keen
as Judge Thatcher
Dub Taylor
as Clayton
Susan Joyce
as Cousin Mary
Dub Taylor
as Clayton
Susan Joyce
as Cousin Mary
Henry Jones
as Mister Dobbins
Noah Keen
as Judge Thatcher
Kunu Hank
as Injun Joe

Crew

Don Taylor
Director
Robert B. Sherman
Screenwriter
Mark Twain
Book Author
Richard M. Sherman
Screenwriter
Frank Stanley
Cinematographer
John Williams
Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert B. Sherman
Composer (Music Score)
Robert B. Sherman
Songwriter
Richard M. Sherman
Composer (Music Score)
Richard M. Sherman
Songwriter
Marion Rothman
Editor
Murray Spivack
Sound/Sound Designer
Theodore Soderberg
Sound/Sound Designer
Newt Arnold
First Assistant Director
Danny D. Daniels
Choreography
John Williams
Conductor
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