Using archival photographs, this film celebrates the contemporary evolution of America through the eyes and words of the beloved author and humorist. As told by Twain, his extraordinary times—an era of river boats, steam engines, wild west frontiers, and the industrial revolution—enable audiences to experience sociological, historical, and scientific aspects of American life past and present.

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1998
  • Date Released:
    July 1998
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 8/70, 15/70
  • Distributor:

    Sony Pictures Classics

  • Produced By:
    Mark Twain Productions. The Stephen Low Company for Sony Pictures Classics and Ogden Entertainment.
  • Executive Producer: Mitchell Cannold, Isaac Palmer, Jonathan Stern
  • Producer: James Lahti, Stephen Low
  • Director:  Stephen Low
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Alex Low, Stephen Low
  • Cinematography: Andrew Kitzanuk
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Alan Williams
  • Editor: James Lahti
  • Narrator: Anne Bancroft
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors:


  • Documentary
  • Historical



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