In the riverside town of River Junction, Captain William Canfield has an old steamship and disputes the passengers with the powerful banker John James King, who has a brandy new passenger vessel. William is informed that his unknown son William Canfield Jr. will arrive by train from Boston to visit him. When Willie arrives, William trains him to work with him in his ship. However, Willie meets his friend Kitty King, the daughter of James King, and they date each other, against the will of their fathers. When a hurricane reaches River Junction, Willie rescues his father and his future father-in-law from the river. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Did You Know?
The movie was originally meant to incorporate a large flood as the disaster that hits the town. However, due to a real Mississippi flood and bickering amongst the producers, the flood plot was changed to a "cyclone." See more
During the final cyclone sequence, a cable pulling down the entire front of a building is clearly visible. See more
William 'Steamboat Bill' Canfield Sr.
[to the barber about his son's moustache
Take that barnacle off his lip.
Referenced in Project A 2