The film was nominated for three Oscars. Judge Clemens is called away adventures in the afterlife pdf the birth of his son, Samuel Clemens.
The film proceeds to mix in elements of many of Clemens’ best-known stories as if they actually occurred. One day, he spots a pickpocket robbing Charles Langdon, a passenger aboard his ship. Among the possessions Sam forces the thief to return is a small portrait of Charles’s sister Olivia. After seeing it, Sam falls deeply in love. As they become friends, Sam tells Charles that he is going to marry Olivia. When he finally gives up, he becomes a newspaper reporter in Nevada.
Steve cheats by secretly feeding lead buckshot to Harte’s champion frog. Their frog wins easily as a result. However, Sam later sheepishly admits to Steve that he bet all their money on the champ. Mark Twain, to try to get it published.