Tom Sawyer (1917), Directed by William Desmond Taylor


Tom Sawyer (1917), Directed by William Desmond Taylor; based on the famous novel by Mark Twain with a script by Taylor’s long time filmmaking collaborator, Julia Crawford Ivers , this was one of two Twain screen adaptations (The other being Huckleberry Finn) which Taylor would direct starring Mary Pickford’s younger brother Jack.

Cast (in credits order)
Jack Pickford … Thomas ‘Tom’ Sawyer, George Hackathorne … Sid Sawyer, Alice Marvin … Mary Sawyer, Edythe Chapman … Aunt Polly, Robert Gordon … Huckleberry Finn, Antrim Short … Joe Harper, Clara Horton … Becky Thatcher, Helen Gilmore … Widow Douglas, Carl Goetz … Alfred Temple, Olive Thomas … Choir Member (uncredited), Produced by - Jesse L. Lasky 
Details: Country: USA, Language: English, Release Date: 10 December 1917 (USA), Filming Locations: Hannibal, Missouri, USA, Production Co: Oliver Morosco Photoplay Company, Runtime: 59 min | 44 min (2000 alternate version), Sound Mix: Silent, Color: Black and White, Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1