Friday, April 24, 2015

Death of Injun Joe (TV)

Moartea lui Joe Indianul – Romanian title
La mort de Joe L’Indien – French title
Smrt Joa Indiana – Czechoslovakian title
Śmierć Indianina – Polish title
Smrt Indijanca Dzoa – Yugoslavian title
Death of Injun Joe – English title

A 1967 Romanian, French, West German co-production [Studioul Cinematografic Bucuresti
(Bucharest), Franco London Film (Paris, ZDF)]
Producer: Henry Deutchmeister, Stefan Barcara, Willy Pickardt, Walter Ulbrich
Director: Mihai Iacob, Wolfgang Liebeneiner
Story: “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Screenplay: Mihai Iacob, Walter Ulbrich
Cinematography: Ovidiu Gologan, Robert Lefebvre [color]
Music: Vladimir Cosma
Running time: 80 minutes

Tom Sawyer – Roland Demongeot
Huckleberry Finn – Marc Di Napoli
Injun Joe – Jacques Bilodeau
Becky Thatcher – Lucia Ocrain
Aunt Polly – Lina Carstens
Judge Thatcher – Roland Armontel
Muff Potter – Otto Ambros
Sheriff – Emil Liptac
Dobbins - Maurice Tyenac (Maurice Garros)
Windy - Mario Verdon
Widow Douglas - Marcela Russu
Lawyer - Fory Etterle
Pastor - Nicolae Gardescu
With: Ion Dichiseanu, Dorin Dron, Ileana Dunareanu, Jean-Lorin Florescu, Gheorghe Novac, Theo Partisch, Dominic Stanca, Mihai Berechet (Berechet Ionescu), Serge Hubert

The town of Hannibal, Missouri on the Mississippi River was in a state of excitement and fear after a murder has been committed by Injun Joe, whom everyone hated, but feared. Dr. Potter had been accused of the murder and he faced the death penalty. When Tom Sawyer testified in court and exposed the true killer and Potter was acquitted. He becomes the hero of the day and soon he and Becky Thatcher Finn manage to track down the bandit Windy and who has stolen Injun Joe’s treasure. They find the treasure while lost inside a deep system of caverns. The treasure is returned to the townspeople and Injun Joe meets his fate when his partners in crime come for their share.                   

This is the second part of a Romanian TV mini-series ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ which was shown in 11 episodes total. Some of the episodes were combined and edited and released as films in Romania.

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