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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) was a Family - Adventure Film directed by William A. Wellman and Norman Taurog and produced by David O. Selznick.

Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Art DirectionLyle WheelerNominated
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

By Beatrice on Nov 20, 2013 From Flickers in Time

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Directed by Norman Taurog Written by John V.A. Weaver based on the novel by Mark Twain 1938/USA Selznick International Pictures First viewing I had no idea what to expect from this and was very pleased with a surprisingly faithful adaptation of Twain’s novel. Tom... Read full article


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H.C. Potter was the initial director but quit over "Selsnickian interference." His footage (in black and white) was completely discarded.
Spring Byington (Widow Douglas) in studio records/casting call lists, but did not appear or was not identifiable in the movie.
Marcia Mae Jones was originally signed to play Becky Thatcher. Because of a growth spurt, she was recast as Mary Sawyer.
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