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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Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davey Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes. Crockett and his friend George Russell ... 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
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As far as unnecessary sequels go, this is probably the best. As far as any sequel goes, it's easily my favorite Fess Parker, God bless his recently deceased soul, returns as Frontier Jesus himself, Davy Crockett. Buddy Ebsen is also back as Georgie Russel, Davy's best friend and comic foil for local wildlife. But by far the most entertaining character is Mike Fink, played by the ever-talented Jeff York. I don't know how, but they got the perfect amount of over-the-top with his character: he's always drinking or smoking or getting into fights, his mouth is always open, NOTHING he does is subtle, and his overblown expressions alone are worth checking out in this movie.
King of the Wild Frontier suffered from being a bit dark and kind of awkward at times with Davy Crockett going throughout his life and experiencing both highs and lows. In The River Pirates, there are no lows to bring you out of the glorious legend that is Davy Crockett. Even though the stories are kind of lame, this is one of those movies where you could watch the characters sit down and play cards for an hour, and you'd STILL be entertained.
If you haven't seen the Disney Davy Crockett movies, first off, shame on you. These are a must-see for anyone who dares call themselves a Disney fan. Second, while I can't really recommend the first movie to everyone, as it does have a somewhat inconsistent tone, this one I highly recommend to EVERYONE: kids, teens, and adults alike. It's a ton of fun every time I watch it, and even today it still oozes with Walt's magic.
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