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 ...
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John Beeler (as Glenn Vernon)
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Lionel Beeler
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Colonel Edward Beeler
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Midge Lindsey
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Ezra Beeler
Florence Lake ...
Penelope Beeler Witherspoon
Dorothy Vaughan ...
Belle Crowley
Ben Carter ...
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Mantan (as Carter & Moreland)
Frankie Carle ...
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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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YOU'LL ROAR TO THE RHYTHM OF THE FUN RIOT ON THE RIVER! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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16 February 1946 (USA)  »

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Canção da Alvorada  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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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