Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Aventurile lui Tom Sawier – Romanian title
Les aventures de Tom Sawyer – French title
Tom Sawyers Abenteuer – German title
Tom Sawyers und Huckleberry Finns Abenteuer – German title
Dobrodruzstvi Toma Sawyera – Czechoslovakian title
Tom Sawyerin seikkailut – Finnish title
Tom Sawyerin seikkailut – Polish title
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – English title

A 1968 Romania, French, West German production [Studioul Cinematografic Bucuresti (Bucharest), Franco London Films, ORTF, Teledis (Fr), Deropa, ZDF (Ge)]
Producers: Stefan Barcava, Henry Deutschmeister, Willy Pickardt, Walter Ulbrich
Directors: Mihai Iacob, Wolfgang Liebeneiner
Story: “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Teleplay: Petre Sălcudeanu, Walter Ulbrich
Photography: Ovidiu Gologan, Robert Lefebvre [color]
Music: Vladimir Cosma
Running time: 360 minutes - 4 episodes

Huckleberry Finn - Marc Di Napoli
Tom Sawyer - Roland Demongeot
Becky/Betty Thatcher - Lucia Ocrain
Pastor - Nicolae Gărdescu
Lawyer - Fory Etterle
Attorney – Ulrich Volkmar
Sheriff - Emil Liptac
Widow Douglas - Marcela Russu (Marcela Rusu)
Jim - Serge Nubret
Aunt Polly - Lina Carstens
Mr. Dobbins - Maurice Teynac (Maurice Garros)
Indian Joe - Jacques Bilodeau
Muff Potter - Otto Ambros
Pa Finn - Marcel Pérès (Marcel Farenc)
Judge Thatcher - Roland Armontel (Auguste Magnien)
Mr. Harris - Paul Friedrichs
Windy - Marion Verdon
Sid Sawyer – Robert Hecker
Welshman - Franz Keller
Narrator - Ernst Fritz Fürbringer
With: Ion Dichiseanu, Jean Lorin Florescu, Mihai Berechet (Berechet Ionescu) Dorin Dron, Eugenia Bădulescu, Gheorghe Novac, Ileana Dunareanu, Valeriu Săndulescu, Theo Partisch, Franz Koller
Stunt coordinator: Szabolcs Cseh

This four part TV mini-series highlights the adventures of Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
The boys Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are best friends. Tom lives with his brother Sid with his Aunt Polly. Huck lives in a barrel, his father is a drunkard. Together Tom and Huck experience many adventures. They free the innocent imprisoned Muff Potter from jail and expose Indian Joe as a murderer after searching for his hidden gold. Tom is in love with Becky Thatcher, the daughter of the judge. Huck is adopted by the Widow Douglas and moves in with her. However, he flees with her slave Jim, and they try to escape down the Mississippi River on a raft. Thus, along the way of Huck and Tom find their lives forever separated.

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1 comment:

  1. I recently picked up the most recent version from 2013.