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Riverboat Rhythm (1946)

Passed  -  Comedy | Music | Romance  -  16 February 1946 (USA)
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Matt Lindsay (Leon Errol) is the captain/owner of a showboat that is on the rocks literally and figuratively. His efforts to raise money to save his boat and troopers get him involved with ... See full summary »

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Leon Errol ...
Glen Vernon ...
John Beeler (as Glenn Vernon)
Walter Catlett ...
Colonel Jeffrey 'Smitty' Witherspoon
Marc Cramer ...
Lionel Beeler
Jonathan Hale ...
Colonel Edward Beeler
Joan Newton ...
Midge Lindsey
Emory Parnell ...
Sheriff Martin
Harry Harvey ...
Ezra Beeler
Florence Lake ...
Penelope Beeler Witherspoon
Dorothy Vaughan ...
Belle Crowley
Ben Carter ...
Benjamin (as Carter & Moreland)
Mantan Moreland ...
Mantan (as Carter & Moreland)
Frankie Carle ...
Band Leader Frankie Carle (as Frankie Carle and His Orchestra)
Frankie Carle's Orchestra ...
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Matt Lindsay (Leon Errol) is the captain/owner of a showboat that is on the rocks literally and figuratively. His efforts to raise money to save his boat and troopers get him involved with a Kentucky Colonel (not named Sanders), a tough-as-a-boot hotel manager and a feuding family. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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With the inimitable Leon Errol enacting a hilarious dual role---as the skipper who skipped at the summons of the sheriff, and as the pseudo Southern gentleman in the middle of a feud. (original poster) See more »

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16 February 1946 (USA)  »

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Canção da Alvorada  »

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Sunrise Serenade
Music by Frankie Carle
Performed by Frankie Carle and Frankie Carle's Orchestra
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Nice Comedy
11 October 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This movie got me about ten seconds in when Frankie Carle began playing a nice version of "Twelfth Street Rag", one of my favorite rags. Then we get old comedy pros Leon Errol and Walter Catlett playing off each other in a pre-Tennessee Williams Riverboat story that would have made a good vehicle for W.C. Fields -- their spin on the matter is also very funny. Throw in a couple of feuds, mistaken identity and a couple of solid comics like Jonathan Hale and Mantan Moreland, and it's a very entertaining comedy. Director Leslie Goodwins, who got his start in the RKO shorts department, knows how to direct farce, and the timing never lets up, save for the excellent musical interludes.

A modern viewer might find some of the stereotypes offensive, but I don't.


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