The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Synopsis: Sentiment rules in this version of the Twain tale of boyhood in 1850 Missouri, reasonably faithful except for minor details and making the character Jim a boy instead of a man. Includes the whitewash episode, puppy love, the graveyard murder, the boys' running away to Jackson's Island, the salvation of Muff Potter, and the cave adventure.
Genre: Adventure, Family
Director(s): Norman Taurog
Production: United Artists
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.3
APPROVED
Year:
1938
91 min
153 Views

TOM!

OH, TOM!

HEY, JIM!

WHEE!

DRAT THAT BOY.

HE'S ALWAYS LATE.

I DECLARE, YOU'D NEVER

KNOW THAT TOM AND SID

WAS EVEN HALF-BROTHERS,

WOULD YOU?

IF HE'D LEARNED

HIS BIBLE VERSES

FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL,

HE MIGHT BE:

A BETTER BOY.

WE WON'T WAIT FOR HIM.

SIT DOWN AND EAT.

FETCH THE CAKE.

LET ME HELP YOU:

WITH IT, COUSIN MARY.

MISS POLLY!

OH, MISS POLLY!

WELL, WHAT IS IT, JIM?

DOES YOU WANT THIS

WOOD OR THIS WOOD?

OH, ANY WOOD, JIM.

MAYBE THIS WOOD IS

BETTER THAN THIS WOOD!

OH, ALL RIGHT.

HEH!

LAND OF GOSHEN,

YOUR HAIR LOOKS LIKE

A HOORAH'S NEST.

DID YOU WASH:

YOUR HANDS GOOD?

MMM. GAVE YOURSELF

A LICK AND A PROMISE,

I'LL BE BOUND WORTHY.

EAT YOUR SUPPER:

BEFORE IT GETS COLD.

LORD, WE THANK THEE FOR

OUR DAILY BREAD. AMEN.

BREAD, COUSIN MARY, PLEASE.

TOM, IT WAS

POWERFUL WARM:

IN SCHOOL TODAY,

WASN'T IT?

YESSUM.

HMM.

DIDN'T YOU WAN TO GO SWIMMING, TOM?

NO. WELL, NOT VERY MUCH.

BUT YOU'RE NOT TOO WARM

NOW, THOUGH, ARE YOU?

SOME OF US STUCK

OUR HEADS UNDER THE PUMP.

MINE'S DAMP YET, SEE?

YES.

IF YOU ONLY PUMPED

WATER ON YOUR HEAD,

YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO UNDO

YOUR SHIRT COLLAR

WHERE I SEWED IT,

DID YOU?

HMM. WELL, I WAS SURE

YOU'D PLAYED HOOKY

FROM SCHOOL:

AND GONE SWIMMING.

DIDN'T YOU

SEW HIS COLLAR:

WITH WHITE THREAD,

AUNT POLLY?

YES, I DID.

THAT THREAD'S BLACK.

TOM!

HUH!

OUCH! IT COULD TURN

BLACK, COULDN'T IT?

IN THE SUN?

WELL, YOU'RE ENOUGH

TO GIVE A SAIN THE CONNIPTIONS.

YESSUM.

NOW, YOU MARCH STRAIGH UP TO BED AND RIGHT NOW.

OW!

PLAY HOOKY ON FRIDAY,

WHITEWASH ON SATURDAY!

I WOULD, AUNT POLLY,

BUT THERE AIN' ANY WHITEWASH.

OH, YES, THERE IS.

I MIXED 3 WHOLE

BUCKETFULS MYSELF.

THAT WHOLE GREA BIG FENCE?

EVERY INCH OF IT.

AND YOU DON'T WAN ANY STREAKS IN IT,

DO YOU, AUNT POLLY?

NARY A ONE.

I'LL TELL THE BOYS

YOU CAN'T GO SWIMMING

'CAUSE YOU GOTTA

WHITEWASH THE OLD FENCE.

BYE, TOM.

AUNT POLLY!

SAY, JIM...

I'LL FETCH THE WATER

IF YOU'LL WHITEWASH.

I CAN'T, MASTER TOM!

MISS POLLY TOLD ME TO GO ALONG

AND TEND TO MY OWN BUSINESS.

AND IF I DON'T, SHE'D

SNATCH THE HEAD OFF OF ME.

SHE? HUH!

SHE NEVER:

LICKS ANYBODY.

ONLY WHACKS THEM OVER

THE HEAD WITH A THIMBLE.

LIKE THIS.

OUCH!

EXCUSE ME, MASTER TOM.

I DIDN'T MEAN

TO HURT YOU.

JIM, I'LL TELL YOU

WHAT I'LL DO.

IF YOU'LL

WHITEWASH SOME,

I'LL SHOW YOU

MY SHORT TOE.

LET ME SEE.

OW!

CLEAR THE RIVER!

I'M THE STEAMBOA BIG MISSOURI.

BOUND FOR ST. LOUIS

FROM NEW ORLEANS.

LET HER GO!

FULL STEAM AHEAD!

STOP HER!

I'M GOING

A- SWIMMING, I AM.

BUT OF COURSE,

YOU'D RATHER WORK.

WHAT DO YOU CALL WORK?

WHY, AIN'T THAT WORK?

WELL, ALL I KNOW

IS IT SUITS TOM SAWYER.

SAY, LET ME

WHITEWASH A LITTLE.

THINK I'D LE A DUDE WHITEWASH?

OH, COME ON NOW.

I'D LET YOU

IF YOU WAS ME.

NO. IF IT WERE

THE INSIDE,

I WOULDN'T MIND.

AND AUNT POLLY WOULDN'T.

BUT SHE'S AWFUL PARTICULAR

ABOUT THE OUTSIDE.

AW, SHUCKS.

I'D BE CAREFUL.

I'LL GIVE YOU

THE REST OF MY APPLE.

WELL, HERE-

NO. I'M A-FEARED.

AND I'LL GIVE YOU

THIS, TOO.

AIN'T THA A HUMDINGER.

WHAT IS IT?

IT'S A KNOB OFF

A BRASS DOORKNOCKER.

ALL MY LIFE I WANTED

A KNOB OFF A BRASS DOORKNOCKER.

WELL...

HERE.

QUICK, BEFORE

I CHANGE MY MIND.

DON'T TELL AUNT POLLY.

I AIN'T SEEN A THING,

MASTER TOM.

HEY, AUNT POLLY!

AUNT POLLY!

THIS AUNT POLLY THAT.

AUNT POLLY HERE,

AUNT POLLY THERE.

WELL, WHAT'S

THE MATTER NOW?

CAN'T YOU TEND TO WORK

AND LEAVE A BODY IN PEACE?

MAY I GO NOW,

AUNT POLLY?

HOW MUCH HAVE YOU DONE?

IT'S ALL DONE.

3 COATS, TOO.

NOW, SEE HERE, TOM,

DON'T YOU LIE TO ME.

I CAN'T BEAR IT.

WELL, LOOK.

HUH.

WELL, I NEVER!

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