Oooh yes, that's right.
More Jack Pickford !
More Jack Pickford !
Playing the part of Aunt Polly; Edythe Chapman (54), who did a whole lot of over acting in this film, but I'm not sure if it was intentional or not.
And Jackie boy on the right, he was 21 but looked kind of boyish so he fit the role.
I have not read the book so I don't know the story, but for some reason Tom really loathes this guy
this is The Pickford Pout, I've seen Mary do it 351806 times
WELL HELLO THERE, MR ROBERT GORDON!
YOU ARE MY LATEST CRUSH-LOVE.
Look at those arms! Oooooooooh boy.....
*swoon swoon swoon*
he was around 22
I guess I might be a bit odd in the sense that I never got the point in boys getting into physical fights. I spent most of my early school days breaking up fights between my hothead brother and his bullies.
Tom has to paint a fence but doesn't fell like it
Sure enough, soon all the dudes want to give it a go and even pay for it
time to show auntie
next up we're introduced to the girl with one of the ugliest wigs I've EVER seen:
honestly, it looked like a rope stuck onto a granny wig
little bo beep throws Tom a flower
Tom needs to get groomed for Church
but since he does such a lousy job, he needs help from his sister
that handsome devil Huck happens to be passing by Tom's house
He stops by to have a little chat... and exposes his nipple in the business.
And YES I did rewind this scene a number of times while watching.
Tom has to go
Now outside the church, Sawyer is fixing up a Bible Prize contest but I'm not sure exactly what is going on. Should read the book, I know.
that boy in the middle reminds me of:
so possessions exchange hands and pretty soon Tom has a neat pile of Bible Prize coupons
The new girl Becky's family gets invited to the front of the church
Monday. On his way to school, Tom stops to talk with Huck for a bit
WHAT AN OUTRAGE
that'll suit him just fine cos he gets to sit with Becky
okay, can I do that with Huck?
Uh oh, Tom - TMI !
he tries to woo her over again by giving her :
but Becky's not that easy, she throws it onto the floor
Tom gets mad and storms off
while auntie visits the kitchen, the boys get into a scuffle which results in a broken sugar bowl
Tom goes over to Becky's place, fantasizing about her/her degree of devotion. He sits on her lawn like a creepster, while the girl is alseep. He plays dead.
just then Becky's maid throws some water out of the window, hitting Tom boy
he finds a worthy parter in crime from that Joe Harper guy
while walking past a field they see a barrel, from which smoke is arising
inside, they find my pin-up boy
the three pirates head off to a desert island, in secret
but as Huck steps away from the raft, it drifts away
back at home people have woken up and noticed that the boys are missing
meanwhile the lords do a bit of swimming
fishermen figure out that the drifting raft can only mean one thing - the boys have drowned
after dinner Huck blows a bit of smoke towards the other boys, making them curious about the pipe
not as much fun as it seemed
there goes Joe Harper, soon to be followed by Tom
Huck is initially amused
but then decides to go check up on his fellow pirates
as the sun sets, Tom gets emotional and starts to think about the folks back home
he pens two messages - one to be delivered to his aunt
and the other to his friends
Sleeping Beauty, Huck
Sawyer takes off
Tom gets home and hides away, eavesdropping on his relatives
He waits until people go to sleep and then thinks things over. He decides not to leave the message after all
he returns to the island to tell the others about their upcoming "funeral"
they come up with a surprise plan
happy reunion time!
check out that lady grabbing a hold of Huck
I would gladly trade places with her
while others rejoice, my boy Huck wipes away all of those kisses
and takes off on his own
as an added extra... it says on IMDB that Jack's wife Olive Thomas had a bit part in the film, as a member of the chorus. She should be one of these, then:
Maybe the girl on the left?
The footage is quite grainy, sorry.