• The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)

The Adventures of Mark Twain

Release Date: 1944

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

This biopic tells the story of how Samuel Clemens (Fredric March) became the renowned author Mark Twain. Growing up in the 1830s in Hannibal, Miss., Clemens works as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River. After he finds a picture of a beautiful girl (Alexis Smith) and vows to marry her, he quits his job and travels to Nevada in search of gold with his friend Steve (Alan Hale). In the midst of the Civil War, Clemens begins writing prolifically, thus beginning his famed career.

Cast: Fredric March, Alexis Smith, Donald Crisp, Alan Hale, C. Aubrey Smith, John Carradine, Percy Kilbride

Director: Irving Rapper

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Love, Charming, Friend, Rise, Growing up, Lighthearted, Wife

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Awards

Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Nominated Special Effects
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)