The Adventures of Mark Twain
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The Adventures of Mark Twain
Dismissed by critics as corny and obvious in 1944, this overlong but sincere biopic looks pretty good when seen today, cliches notwithstanding. Fredric March, 47 at the time, convincingly plays American author Sam Clemens, aka Mark Twain, from his early 20s to his death at 75. In typical movie-biography fashion, every single incident that happens in Twain's life is an INSPIRATION: he hears the depth-indication call "Mark Twain" while working on a riverboat and his face lights up; he engages in a jumping-frog contest against Bret Harte (John Carradine) and comes up with his first… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bearing strong physical resemblance to the character, Fredric March gives a solid performance in this overly long, episodic and simplified biopicture of the famed novelist."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Solid but conventional biopic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Loving, beautifully photographed tribute to Twain with stellar March performance."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
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