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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
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Miss Markham
The Cabin Kids
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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

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

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: W.C. Fields (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

There's No Place Like Home (Home, Sweet Home)
(1823) (uncredited)
Music partly composed, and arranged by H.R. Bishop from a Sicilian air
In the score when Tom is ordered out of the plantation
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I wish I could buy a copy!
21 August 2001 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

I've seen this about twice, but many years ago. Perhaps a corny, old fashioned melodrama, but you get the combination of a very young Bing Crosby singing sweetly, and a very funny W.C. Fields. In one scene, Fields' character is setting in the Cabin bragging (telling lies,of course) about his exploits as an "Indian Fighter". A "Cigar-Store Indian" is being carried along the deck, and as it passes his window, he does a double-take, and proclaims: "Of course now, the Red Man and I have smoked the pipe of peace". I believe that circa 2001 some people find this racist. I felt that scene actually MADE FUN of his blustering attitude, and gave all people of good nature a laugh on the character.


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