Retrospective 2014

Steamboat Round the Bend

John Ford
USA 1935
81 min
V'14

The flimsy, miracle-medicine selling «Dr.» Pearly gets with a scantily refurbished wreck of a paddle steamer involved in a race on Mississippi and wins thanks to a brilliant firing system. Abstinence preachers, a vicious southern belle, a relaxed prison in self-service mode – Ford richly brings south state atmosphere. And so the end of the 19th century becomes, thanks to Will Rogers' comedian's talent, an extremely amusing matter.

Credits
  • Eugene Pallette
  • Will Rogers - Dr. Bull
  • Francis Ford
  • Anne Shirley
  • Irvin S. Cobb
  • John McGuire
  • Dudley Nichols
  • Lamar Trotti
  • Albert Protzman
  • Hal Lombard
  • George Schneiderman
  • Alfred DeGaetano
  • Samuel Kaylin
  • William S. Darling
  • Albert Hogsett
  • Sam Benson
  • «Steamboat Round The Bend» von Lucien Burman
Fox Film Corporation
35 mm
bw
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