Directed by DON TAYLOR
Screenplay by ROBERT B. SHERMAN
and RICHARD M. SHERMAN
"You blink a tear and the boy is gone," moans the sound-track chorus as the stern-wheeler chunks off downriver. The boy will be back in a couple of weekshe's just taking a vacation with Judge Thatcher and Beckybut the kind of minds who find it natural and necessary to turn Tom Sawyer into a musical cannot be expected to resist topping their concoction with a thick glop of Reddi-wip sentiment.
The entire film is an exercise in false nostalgia, the...