The exciting, larger-than-life story of author and wit Mark Twain is told in this enjoyable biography. Fredric March is Samuel L. Clemens, who learns how to navigate a ship down the Mississippi as a youngster, and has adventures during the California Gold Rush, as a participant in a frog-jumping contest, and as a successful writer. Alexis Smith, Donald Crisp, Alan Hale co-star. 130 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.