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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:

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Release Date:

22 March 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Äventyraren från Mississippi  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Wesley Ruggles filled in as director on a few occasions when A. Edward Sutherland was unavailable. See more »

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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: ...
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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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Version of The Fighting Coward (1924) See more »

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It's a wonderful movie on many counts
15 June 2004 | by (Marlborough CT) – See all my reviews

Mississippi is truly a wonderful movie, Fields or otherwise. Foremost is the music itself and the wonderful depiction of the old south. Crosby's singing is delightful, and, in fact, many people felt he'd stolen the movie from Fields upon its release. Field's humor is great with many wonderful bits. Blowing cigar smoke, for example into the barrels of unshot guns to show he was the one who fired is truly wonderful. The tone of this movie is so light and airy, and the love for the subject matter is so apparent that it adds an additional dimension to a movie that can stand strongly on its own. The love story might be viewed as sappy by our current sensibilities, but, given the time, it is lovely to view. The Singing Killer indeed!


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