A detective don't like to be told things--he likes to find them out.
- "Simon Wheeler, Detective"
What is wanted is genius and penetration and marvelousness. A detective that
had common sense couldn't ever make a ruputation--couldn't even make his living.
- "Tom Sawyer's Conspiracy"
What a curious thing a "detective" story is. And was there ever one
that the author needn't be ashamed of, except the "Murders in the Rue Morgue"?
- Mark Twain's Notebook
1938 press book cover for TOM SAWYER, DETECTIVE.
Donald O'Connor here actually played Huck, not Tom (Billy Cook played Tom).
Either the publicity folks were confused or they deliberately mixed the actors up for this photo.
From the Dave Thomson collection.
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