The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer -- Fine version of Mark Twain's classic yarn of boyhood in which a frisky Missouri lad (Tommy Kelly) witnesses a graveyard murder, saves the man accused (Walter Brennan) by identifying Injun Joe (Victor Jory) as the culprit, then rescues girlfriend Becky (Ann Gillis) when they get trapped in a mammoth cave. Directed by Norman Taurog, the dandy action sequences are nicely paced by sentimental domestic scenes laced with humor involving his Aunt Polly (May Robson), cousin Sidney, a schoolteacher and a Sunday School official (Donald Meek). Some menacing moments. (A-I) (br) (1938)
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The classifications are as follows:
A-I -- general patronage;
A-II -- adults and adolescents;
A-III -- adults;
L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. L replaces the previous classification, A-IV.
O -- morally offensive.
Note: Some movies previously were designated A-IV. Older films with this classification should be regarded as classified L.