Huckleberry Finn and His Friends
was a 1979 television series documenting the exploits of Huckleberry Finn
and Tom Sawyer
, based on the novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by American writer Mark Twain
.The series was made up of 26 episodes and was a Canadian/German coproduction.
Huckleberry Finn is played by Ian Tracey
who is also the narrator. Tom Sawyer is played by Sammy Snyders
Directed by Jack B. Hively and Ken Jubenvill, this mini-series was broadcast in many countries such as Germany, UK, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Venezuela and many other Latin American nations. The series was re-shown many times during the 1980s to early 1990s and has grown somewhat of a cult following.
Even though Mark Twain originally wrote the books The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as separate units, this mini-series conjures up both literary works as only one story. Therefore, it places greater importance on Huckleberry's character without putting aside Tom Sawyer's.
In 2007, the complete series was released as a 4 DVD box set by Fabulous Films in the UK. It contains many extras including a 12 page color booklet and a 30 minute 'making of' documentary featuring interviews with many stars of the series including Sammy Snyders, Ian Tracey, and Blu Mankuma.
- Welcome neighbour
- Love in bloom
- Mystery at midnight
- The Pirates
- How nice to be missed
- Such a lovely funeral
- Muff Potter's trial
- Buried treasure