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

Good morning, Sue Ellen.

Good morning, Mary.

Good morning, Robert.

Good morning, Allen.

Good morning, Mr. Dobbins.

Good morning, Steven.

Good morning, Mr. Dobbins.

Oh, a river's gonna flow

'Cross the land

'Cross the land

Oh, a river's gonna flow

To the sea

And a boy's gonna grow

To a man

To a man

Only once in his life

Is he free

Only one golden time in his life

Is he free

River runs warm in the summer sun

River runs cold when the summer's done

But a boy's just a dreamer

By the riverside

'Cause the water's too fast

And the water's too wide

Then the world turns around

And the boy grows tall

He hears the song of the river call

The river song sings

"Travel on, travel on"

You blink away your tear

And the boy is gone

Oh, a river's gonna flow

'Cross the land

'Cross the land

Oh, a river's gonna flow

To the sea

And the boy's gonna grow

To a man

To a man

Only once in his life

Is he free

Only one golden time in his life

Is he free

Hey, Huckleberry!

Hello, Huckleberry.

- How come you're playin' hooky?

- Same as you.

Never spent a day

in school in my life.

- So what you got in the sack?

- Somethin'.

- Somethin' like what?

- Something like Widder Douglas' dead cat.

She gave me ten cents

to get rid of it.

Looks pretty stiff.

Say, Hucky, what is dead cats

good for anyway?

Well, you know old Hoss Williams

is lyin' on his deathbed.

So what's that got to do

with a dead cat?

Well, I'm figurin'

you take that dead cat

along about midnight of a day

a sinner's been buried...

- Why midnight?

- 'Cause that's when the devil comes.

But you can't see him. You can

only hear somethin' like the wind.

And that's when he's

fetchin' the soul away.

- Who's fetchin'?

- The devil!

You heave a dead cat

on a fresh-dug grave,

the cat comes back to life

with the spirit of the dead man.

It's called cheatin' the devil.

- Did you ever try it before, Huck?

- No, but I'm fixin' to.

- Can I come with you?

- I don't know.

Ever been in a graveyard

at midnight? Plenty scary.

I wouldn't be scared.

I mean, why should I be scared?

I know you're down there.

You're down there, you little devil.

You're hidin' from me.

Hello, Muff!

- Hello, Huck. Hello, Tom.

- Hi, Muff.

Huck, would you lend me

your fishin' pole a minute?

Sure, Muff.

There! There you are,

you little devil. There!

- Here you are, Muff.

- Why, thank you.

You know, you're a-favorin' your pap

more and more every day, Huckleberry.

Seems to me like it was only yesterday

you was no bigger than a grasshopper.

Happy days they was

when your pap was livin'...

plunkin' on his banjo,

passin' his bottle around...

all free-hearted man he was.

Sing? He could sing

like a meadowlark.

Now... I got you now,

you little dickens.

There you are.

Of course, you never

knew your ma,

her dyin' like she did

as you was born.

- I ain't got no folks neither.

- Well, you got your aunt, ain't you?

That's all a feller needs... a friend.

"A little old friend in need

is a little old friend indeed,"

as the poet once said.

I've got to go.

I'll talk to you laddies later.

I've got an appointment.

Doc Robinson wants to see us.

Somethin' about that Injun Joe

freezes your blood.

Crazy mean

from the pain in his leg, I reckon.

- Hey, let's go fishin'.

- Yeah!

I am Tom Sawyer,

Black Avenger of the Spanish Main!

Name your name!

Huck Finn, the Red-Handed,

terror of the seas!

- 'Tis well. Give the countersign.

- Blood.

Come on.

- Hoist the colors.

- What sails we carry!

Courses, topsails,

and flying jib, sir.

Colors flying, sir.

Weighing anchor on the port side.

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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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