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Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)

Approved | | Family, Adventure, Comedy | 18 July 1956 (USA)
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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Davy Crockett (archive footage)
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Jocko (archive footage)
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Moose (archive footage)
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Sam Mason (archive footage)
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Troy Melton ...
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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 <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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THRILLING ADVENTURES...frontier giants join forces to challenge the might of the River Raiders. See more »


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Davy Crockett och flodpiraterna  »

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Fess Parker (Davey Crockett) and Jeff York (Mike Fink) would later go on the following year to do Disney's Old Yeller, but never have a scene together in that movie See more »

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Davy is headed south on the Mississippi to New Orleans. In most scenes they are going against the current which would mean they were headed north. See more »

Quotes

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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Yaller, Yaller Gold
Words by Tom Blackburn
Music by George Bruns
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Lots of fun
27 January 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a lot of fun. It originally played on the Disney TV show as a two parter. Fess Parker plays Davy, and Buddy Ebsen plays George Russell, his friend and traveling partner. They run afoul of Mike Fink and his crew; Mike is played by the wonderful and boastful Jeff York. George mistakenly bets all their winter's fur inventory that Davy and he can beat Mike to New Orleans. Mike tries all kinds of devious and underhanded ways to win, but in the end Davy manages to beat him. Mike is contrite, and he and Davy become friends. In the second part, Mike and Davy take on the river pirates from the title, who've been posing as hostile indians and killing settlers coming downstream. Of course, they win.

Mike's crew is played by veteran Hollywood actors; Kenneth Tobey plays Mike's right hand man, and believe me, if you've seen Ken as the staunch commander in the original "The Thing", you won't recognize him in this. He's a natural comedian, and with his expressive face he's a source of constant amazement.

Don't miss this movie; kids will love it. It's fast paced, and filled with lots of stunts and explosions. And Mike Fink's song is catchy and memorable. In all, a great family film. I still watch it and love it.


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