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Mississippi (1935)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  22 March 1935 (USA)
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A young pacifist after refusing on principle to defend her sweetheart's honor and being banished in disgrace, joins a riverboat troupe as a singer, acquires a reputation as a crackshot ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Commodore Jackson
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Lucy
Queenie Smith ...
Alabam
Gail Patrick ...
Elvira
Claude Gillingwater ...
General Rumford
John Miljan ...
Major Patterson
Jan Duggan ...
Thrilled Passenger in Pilot House
Fred Kohler ...
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

A young pacifist after refusing on principle to defend her sweetheart's honor and being banished in disgrace, joins a riverboat troupe as a singer, acquires a reputation as a crackshot after a saloon brawl in which the villain of the piece accidentally kills himself with his own gun, falls in love with his former fianceé's sister and finally bullies an apprehensive family into accepting him. Written by Alessandro Martini <alemartini@geocities.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

22 March 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Äventyraren från Mississippi  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

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

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

Commodore Jackson: ...unsheathing my Bowie knife, I cut a path through this wall of human flesh, dragging my canoe behi
[wooden Indian passes by the door whose top half is open, startling him]
Commodore Jackson: ...
[cough]
Commodore Jackson: ... behind me. Since that time of course, the noble red man and his pale faced friends have smoked the pipe of peace.
[another Indian passes by - pause and cringes]
Commodore Jackson: Why I wouldn't of more think now of harming a hair on a red man's head than I would sticking a fork in my mother's back. Heh... why, some of my best ...
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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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Almost perfect movie.
18 August 2000 | by (minot,nd,usa) – See all my reviews

One of my all-time favorite films: W.C. comedy, handsome young Bing singing great Rogers and Hart music, lovely young Joan Bennett, good story line, tight construction, flat-out entertaining. Only a few 1935 racist asides from W.C. mars an otherwise perfect picture.


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