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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 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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EXCITING NEW ADVENTURES...In The Living Legends Of A Turbulent River Era. 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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After Davy and Russel are shot out of the canoe by mike fink. We then see a shot of the Gully Wumper as the camera pans to the right Russel is wearing his hat but in the next shot his hat is off and nowhere to be seen, the background also changes. See more »

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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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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Duck Tales (2011) See more »

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Ballad Of Davy Crockett
Words by Tom Blackburn
Words by Tom Blackburn
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Davy Crocett is a man of few words. Davy Crocett is not a man of few roundhouse kicks to the face.
16 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Davy Crockett counted to infinity - twice.

If you found 'Davy Crocket: King of the Wild Frontier' a fun film, you probably liked it. 'Davy Crocket and the River Pirates' continues the fun and increases it as it flows more smoothly story wise then it's predecessor. It flows smoothly perhaps because there is a river in it, because rivers usually flow well if not roughly at times. Davy goes up against the King of the River Mink Fink in a race down the Ohio. I currently live near the Ohio river in Steubenville Ohio. It doesn't look as clean as it did back then, as everything looked cleaner back then if you take 50's films seriously.

After beating the tar out of each other, they take on the river pirates giving the Indians a bad name and beat the tar out of them. The action is more intense then the last time around, because it ignores the moral Mr. Smith dialogues in congress in favor of fists flying through the air. And the fight scenes believe you me, looks just as real as if Davy Crockett was fighting outside your local bar.

Davy Crocket is so suave and cool, basically because he just is and quite frankly he is humble about it which makes him more suave and cool. He doesn't brag or come up with wise cracks like some modern action heroes, he just goes and kicks butt wherever it is needed. Kinda of like Chuck Norris. But Davy has his own theme song, which they take time for in this production to sing as their going down the river. Mink Finch has his boys sing a song about him, but it never caught on in record sales.

The River Pirates deserves a place on your video library shelf, right next to the other Davy flick. Chances are they'll be on the same DVD, so you may have no choice in the matter.

What is the quickest way to mans heart? Davy Crockett's fist.


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