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Huckleberry Finn and His Friends (1979 TV series)

Huckleberry Finn and His Friends was a 1979 television series documenting the exploits of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, based on the novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by American writer Mark Twain. The series was made up of 26 episodes and was a Canadian/German coproduction.

Huckleberry Finn is played by Ian Tracey who is also the narrator. Tom Sawyer is played by Sammy Snyders.

Directed by Jack B. Hively and Ken Jubenvill, this mini-series was broadcast in many countries such as Germany, UK, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Venezuela and many other Latin American nations. The series was re-shown many times during the 1980's to early 1990's and has grown somewhat of a cult following.

It is regarded by many as a great mini-series with lots of adventure, fun, nature and excitement. It had a popular theme tune, authentic set pieces and was well acted and directed which created an atmosphere to reflect the period.

Even though Mark Twain originally wrote the books The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as separate units, this mini-series conjures up both literary works as only one story. Therefore, it places greater importance on Huckleberry's character without putting aside Tom Sawyer's.

The complete series was recently (June 2007) released as a 4 DVD box set by Fabulous Films in the UK. It contains many extras including a 12 page color booklet and a 30 minute 'making of' documentary featuring recent interviews with many stars of the series including Sammy Snyders, Ian Tracey, Blu Mancuma, etc.

Episodes

  1. Welcome neighbour
  2. Love in bloom
  3. Engagement
  4. Mystery at midnight
  5. The Pirates
  6. How nice to be missed
  7. Such a lovely funeral
  8. Muff Potter's trial
  9. Buried treasure
  10. Huck is a hero
  11. Millionaires
  12. I want to be free
  13. Huck becomes the victim
  14. Huck gets away
  15. Huck finds Jim
  16. The rains come
  17. Smallpox
  18. Meet the Grangerfords
  19. The thing about feuding
  20. The end of the feud
  21. Meet the Duke and Dauphin
  22. Romeo where art thou
  23. Jim disappears
  24. Huck Sawyer - Tom Finn
  25. The rescue
  26. The whole truth.

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