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Mississippi (1935)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 22 March 1935 (USA)
Crosby plays a Philadelpia Quaker engaged to a Southern belle. He becomes a social outcast when he refuses to fight a duel. Fields then hires him to perform on his riverboat, promoting him ... See full summary »

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Commodore Jackson
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Lucy
Queenie Smith ...
Alabam
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Elvira
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General Rumford
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Major Patterson
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Thrilled Passenger in Pilot House
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Captain Blackie (as Captain Blackie Jr.)
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Joe Patterson
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Hefty
Theresa Maxwell Conover ...
Miss Markham
The Cabin Kids
John Larkin ...
Rumbo
Libby Taylor ...
Lavinia
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Storyline

Crosby plays a Philadelpia Quaker engaged to a Southern belle. He becomes a social outcast when he refuses to fight a duel. Fields then hires him to perform on his riverboat, promoting him as "Colonel Steel...the notorious Colonel Steel...the singing killer." The plot then follows a predictable course, but there are plenty of scenes featuring W.C. Fields. Written by Chris Wigert

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Comedy | Musical

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Passed | See all certifications »
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22 March 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cantor del río  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is playing at the theater in the Three Stooges short Hoi Polloi. See more »

Goofs

Commodore Jackson returns Captain Blackie's IOU, but it reappears in his pocket at 00:40:26; in the next shot it is empty again. See more »

Quotes

Gambler #1: Four aces.
Commodore Jackson: Huh?
Gambler #2: That's funny... I've got four aces.
Commodore Jackson: Oh, don't tell me.
[starting to worry]
Gambler #1: [brandishing a pistol] There's only four aces in the deck and the man that holds the first four wins.
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Connections

Version of The Fighting Coward (1924) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Easy to Remember (And So Hard to Forget)
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Played often in the score
Sung by Bing Crosby
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Rare Crosby Action/Drama/Comedy - Plus Fields!
27 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Have been trying for years to find a copy of this one. Saw it a few times and enjoyed it more each viewing when it was on TV back in 60s Los Angeles. Crosby playing the 'Killer' Col Steele/Tom Grayson is a totally different Bing at times, although he does manage to belt out a few tunes. If you liked Gail Patrick in 'My Man Godfrey' you'll also enjoy her in a very similar role here, as the sister who does not appreciate a good man. But the real treat is Fields as the riverboat captain. He's only a supporting character here but his scenes with wooden Indians and his recollection about shooting off a man's nose are hilarious. FIND IT IF YOU CAN AND ENJOY!


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