Tom Sawyer

Synopsis: Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder.
Director(s): Don Taylor
Production: MGM
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 nominations.
103 min

Luff and bring her to the wind.

Swing her to the starboard.

Aye-aye, sir.

Shake out the sheets and braces.

Lively now, me hearty.

Aye-aye, sir.

Mississippi River dead ahead!

Well, there's nothing like a broken arm

to keep a boy off an apple tree.

- At least till it heals.

- Thank you, Dr. Robinson.

I told you to come in the back way.

Just wanted to tell you it looks like

I'll probably be needin' you...

tomorrow night.

That Hoss Williams?

That soon, huh?

Can't last any longer than that.

Poor Hoss.

How is that leg, Joe?

It should be on you.

Tom Sawyer!

You, Tom!

Drat that boy!

Never here when you want him,

always underfoot when you don't.

A body could spend a lifetime

chasin' that boy.

Whippin' does no good.

Keepin' him in his room does no good.

There's no punishment devised

that could straighten out that boy.

From the time I get up in the morning

till the time I go to bed at night,

it's just one blessed thing

after another.


- You seen Tom?

- No, Mother.


No, Mother,

I haven't seen Tom... all day.

Playin' hooky. Again!

That's twice this week.

Uncouth, irreverent, wild...

That irresponsible child

I try to teach him,

but who can reach him?

He never can be found,

leaves his trash around

Just won't learn

and he just keeps turnin' away

Tom Sawyer,

the devil's got him in tow

Tom Sawyer,

he's grief and worry and woe

He's late for supper and late for school

and he's takin' me for a fool

I'll bet Tom Sawyer will be

the death of me yet

Tom goes out with Huck,

swimmin' in the nude

Tom tears all his clothes

and he talks so crude

Hides dead snakes and things

underneath the stairs

And in Sunday school

never knows his prayers

Tom's a good boy,

Tom is kind

Tom holds wonders

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Robert B. Sherman

Robert Bernard Sherman (December 19, 1925 – March 6, 2012) was an American songwriter who specialized in musical films with his brother Richard Morton Sherman. According to the official Walt Disney Company website and independent fact checkers, "the Sherman Brothers were responsible for more motion picture musical song scores than any other songwriting team in film history." Some of the Sherman Brothers' best known songs were incorporated into live action and animation musical films including: Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Slipper and the Rose, and Charlotte's Web. Their best-known work, however, remains the theme park song "It's a Small World (After All)". According to, this song is the most performed song of all time. more…

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