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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
Claude Gillingwater ...
General Rumford
John Miljan ...
Major Patterson
Jan Duggan ...
Thrilled Passenger in Pilot House
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Captain Blackie (as Captain Blackie Jr.)
Edward Pawley ...
Joe Patterson
Paul Hurst ...
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

The lead role was intended for Lanny Ross, but Bing Crosby was cast because he was the more popular star instead. In fact, the songs were also selected especially for Ross, even though Crosby sings them in the final cut. See more »

Goofs

The bullet hole in Commodore Jackson's hat changes position between shots, first near the top, then further down, then off to the side. See more »

Quotes

Commodore Jackson: Never mind what I told you! You do as I tell you!
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Connections

Referenced in The King of Comedy (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
Music by Stephen Foster
Played once in the score
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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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