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Adventures of Mark Twain, The (Warner 1944, Fredric March, Alexis Smith)

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The life and times of America’s beloved writer and humorist. March reaches the man behind the caricature to portray the roots of Sam Clemens’s storytelling art in his wanderings around still-growing America.

Olivia de Havilland was first announced to play Livy in the movie but was replaced by Alexis Smith.

production details
USA | Warner Bros. | 130 minutes | 1944

Director: Irving Rapper
Producer: Jesse L. Lasky
Cinematography: Sol Polito
Editor: Ralph Dawson
Music: Max Steiner
Script: Harry Chandler, Alan LeMay, Harold Sherman
Production Designer: John Hughes
Set Designer: Fred M. MacLean

cast
Fredric March as Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
Alexis Smith as Olivia Langdon Clemens
Donald Crisp as J.B. Pond
Alan Hale as Steve Gillis
C. Aubrey Smith as Oxford Chancellor
John Carradine as Bret Harte
Robert Barrat as Horace E. Bixby, Riverboat Captain
Walter Hampden as Jervis Langdon
Joyce Reynolds as Clara Clemens
William Henry as Charles Langdon
Charles Waldron as Dr. Quintard (uncredited)

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