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Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)

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Davy Crockett and his sidekick Georgie compete against boastful Mike Fink ("King of the River") in a boat race to New Orleans. Later, Davy and Georgie, allied with Fink, battle a group of ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Davy Crockett (archive footage)
George Russel (archive footage)
Jeff York ...
Mike Fink (archive footage)
Jocko (archive footage)
Clem Bevans ...
Cap'n Cobb (archive footage)
Irvin Ashkenazy ...
Moose (archive footage)
Mort Mills ...
Sam Mason (archive footage)
Paul Newlan ...
Big Harpe (archive footage)
Frank Richards ...
Little Harpe (archive footage)
Troy Melton ...
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Dick Crockett ...
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Walter Catlett ...
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Davy Crockett and his sidekick Georgie compete against boastful Mike Fink ("King of the River") in a boat race to New Orleans. Later, Davy and Georgie, allied with Fink, battle a group of river pirates trying to pass themselves off as Native Americans. Written by Ken Miller <>

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EXCITING NEW ADVENTURES...In The Living Legends Of A Turbulent River Era. See more »


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18 July 1956 (USA)  »

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The move is set in 1810. Davy asks Georgie to charge up Old Betsy in the saloon. Davy got his rifle, Old Betsy, in the 1820's. See more »


George Russel: [first lines]
George Russel: [slapping his own butt] Them Kentucky ants got a bite like an alligator.
Davy Crockett: Sure ain't particular what they chaw on.
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Ballad Of Davy Crockett
Words by Tom Blackburn
Words by Tom Blackburn
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Another Childhood Favorite Of Mine!
3 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Much like Davy Crockett, King Of The Wild Frontier, the sequel, Davy Crockett And The River Pirates was another huge childhood favorite of mine. And also, this movie is still as great as it was all those years back when I first watched it, it really is that great! This movie is not a masterpiece, it is not one of the greatest movies that I have ever seen, but I still just love it so incredibly much! This movie is great, and not to mention, that it is also really funny! There are a lot of hysterical scenes in this movie, such as the scene where Davy Crockett's partner is swinging around on the chandelier, and not to mention the scene where Mike Fink eats his hat. In fact, this movie is better than the first movie, it is funnier, more exciting, and overall, significantly more enjoyable. I am not saying that the first movie was bad, I loved that one incredibly, but this one just happens to be better than the previous movie. It only goes to show that a movie that you keep fond memories of will never grow bad, and that has happened with this movie, it is still fun to watch!

Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen reprise their roles as Davy Crockett and his partner George respectively, and once again, they do a great job at playing their characters. As they were in the previous movie, their acting is great, and at times, it is hilarious. I mean that they can be really humorous at times, and I really love a movie like that. This movie's humor is as good as it gets, the scene where Mike Fink begins to eat his hat is absolutely hilarious, I was laughing my head off at that part, it is just so hysterical! The humor of this movie really makes this movie as good as it is. Every time I watched this movie, I would just enjoy it more and more. I may sound crazy, but I can't help it, I really love this movie, it is great!

So all in all, like the first movie, this one is still as good as when I saw it when I was a little kid! And if you loved the previous movie, then the chances are that you are going to love this movie as well! Well I hope that you do love it, it is great, it is great, great, great, great, great! This movie was once a favorite of mine, and it will always be a favorite of mine! One last thing before I finish up this review, if you do decide to watch this, then get ready to see a lot of laugh, because this movie has got quite a lot of laughs in it, it is very funny! So all in all, this movie is a lot of fun, don't miss out on it!


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