Monday, January 7, 2008

A MUSICAL ADAPTATION OF MARK TWAIN'S "TOM SAWYER" (READER'S DIGEST RECORDS 1973)

THIS IS A MUSICAL VERSION OF THE GREAT MARK TWAIN STORY. IT STARS JOHNNY WHITAKER OF "A FAMILY AFFAIR", CELESTE HOLM, WARREN OATES, JEFF EAST AND JODY FOSTER AS BECKY THATCHER. ROGER EBERT HAD THIS TO SAY ABOUT THE MOVIE:
"The movie itself doesn't exactly become a children's classic; it's not in a class with "National Velvet" or "The Wizard of Oz." But within the limits of its ambition, it works nicely and is sometimes very fetching (as in a number where Oates leads Tom and Huck on a musical conducted tour of all the places in town where he has bottles of hootch hidden). Compared to the determined insipidness of most movie entertainment for children, "The Adventure of Tom Sawyer" is the best thing in its line since "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." Even if Huck doesn't get to cuss."






A MUSICAL ADAPTATION OF MARK TWAIN'S "TOM SAWYER" ZIP FILE

1 comment:

DAMO said...

A big thank you !