Literary Flicks - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Starts:Tuesday, September 24, 2013  6:30 PMEnds:Tuesday, September 24, 2013  8:00 PM



Newport Public Library

35 NW. Nye St

Newport, OR 97365

Event Description:

As part of our celebration of Banned Books week, we will be screening the film The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Based on the novel by Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is considered by many to be the greatest American novel ever written. In this 1939 film, Mickey Rooney plays Huck, a fun-loving, superstitious kid who can't give up his free-and-easy life of fishing and smoking, despite the best efforts of his kindly guardians. When his souse of a Pap blackmails the well-meaning matrons, mischievous Huck fakes his death and heads down the river with his friend Jim (Rex Ingram), a runaway slave. Along the way, they get mixed up in the larcenous schemes of the "King" (Walter Connolly) and the "Duke" (William Frawley.) Rooney's thoughtful performance captures Twain's Huck better than any version before or since. (89 min.)


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