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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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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:

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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

One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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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: ...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.
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Music by Richard Rodgers
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Mississippi...10 stars
14 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I got lucky and copied Mississippi from I think AMC, about a hundred years ago. My wife and I LOVE IT!...for Joan Bennet...Bing...Gail Patrick...and of course WC.

The film and its characters has a sense of purity, of well, virginity about it that is hard to define yet easy on the eyes.

Every now and again, my wife will imitate WC's classic: "...cutting my way through a wall of human fleeeesh..." and we will sit down to watch it yet again. And love it all over again.

Mississippi may not be one of Field's best movies, but it ranks as one of our favorites.


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