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The opening credits read, "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." According to contemporary news items, M-G-M purchased the rights to Mark Twain's novel from Paramount in April 1938 in order to produce a new version of the story especially for Mickey Rooney. Portions of the picture were filmed on location in Alabama and in Isleton, CA. The final steamboat sequence was filmed on the Sacramento River in Northern California. English Actors David Garrick and Mrs. Siddons, who are advertised as the "stars" of the production of Romeo and Juliet in the film, were two of the most famous actors of the nineteenth century. For information on other filmed adaptations of Twain's novel, consult the entry below for the 1960 M-G-M release The Adventurs of Huckelberry Finn.