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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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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

When Bing Crosby was cast, he requested another song be added. However, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart had already returned to New York. The song, "It's Easy To Remember", was composed by the duo back east and they then sent a demo record back to Hollywood. It wound up becoming the film's biggest hit. 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: My last encounter with the redskins was over thirty-five years ago. I was a mere stripling.
Skeptical Passenger in pilot house: Is that so?
[skeptically]
Commodore Jackson: I whipped out my revolver...
Skeptical Passenger in pilot house: Revolvers weren't invented thirty-five years ago.
[sneering]
Commodore Jackson: Uh... uh... I know that, but the Indians didn't know it. It doesn't matter - I threw it away.
Female passenger: Oh, how exciting - please don't interrupt.
Commodore Jackson: I had just swum the rapids. I had my canoe under one arm and a Rocky Mountain goat under the other.
Skeptical Passenger in pilot house: How could you swim without the use of your arms?
[...]
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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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