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Tom Sawyer (1917 film)

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Tom Sawyer is a 1917
1917 in film
The year 1917 in film involved some significant events.-Events:*Foundation of Universum Film AG , as a propaganda film company, in Berlin.*Technicolor System 1, a two-color process, is introduced...

 Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American film production and distribution company, located at 5555 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. Founded in 1912 and currently owned by media conglomerate Viacom, it is America's oldest existing film studio; it is also the last major film studio still...

 silent film starring Jack Pickford
Jack Pickford
Jack Pickford was a Canadian-born American actor. He was best known for his tabloid lifestyle, marriage to the top starlets of his day, and being of the famous Pickford acting family.-Early life:...

, Robert Gordon, and Clara Horton
Clara Horton
Clara Horton was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 88 films between 1912 and 1942. She is buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park.-Selected filmography:-External links:...

; it is based on Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Samuel Langhorne Clemens , better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist...

's novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. The story is set in the Town of "St...

.

This version contains its more homespun situations - the whitewashing episode, Tom's courtship of Becky Thatcher, his decision to run away with his pals Huck Finn and Joe Harper, and their "return from the dead" at their own funeral, however it leaves out the murder committed by Injun Joe and his death at Tom's hands.

The film was re-released in 2000 by the Library of Moving Images, and again in 2006 by Unknown Video.

Cast

Actor Role
Jack Pickford
Jack Pickford
Jack Pickford was a Canadian-born American actor. He was best known for his tabloid lifestyle, marriage to the top starlets of his day, and being of the famous Pickford acting family.-Early life:...

 
Tom Sawyer
Robert Gordon Huck Finn
Helen Gilmore
Helen Gilmore
Helen Gilmore was an American actress of the stage and silent motion pictures from Chicago, Illinois. She left acting to become a magazine editor.-Stock company player:...

 
Widow Douglas
Clara Horton
Clara Horton
Clara Horton was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 88 films between 1912 and 1942. She is buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park.-Selected filmography:-External links:...

 
Becky Thatcher
Edythe Chapman
Edythe Chapman
Edythe Chapman , was an American stage and silent film actress from Rochester, New York. As early as 1898 she appeared in New York, New York in the Charity Ball. Edythe performed at the Shubert Theater in Brooklyn, New York in a production of The Light Eternal in 1907...

 
Aunt Polly
Antrim Short Joe Harper
George Hackathorne
George Hackathorne
George Hackathorne was an American actor of the silent era. He appeared in 59 films between 1916 and 1939...

Sid Sawyer