Grey Holden wins a river boat in a poker game which he then captains,along with his crew, in various adventures along the Mississippi river. This action series is set in 19th century America.
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 Captain Grey Holden (42 episodes, 1959-1961)
Dick Wessel ...
 Carney Kohler (42 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 Joshua Walcek / ... (23 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Ben Frazer (20 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Chip Kessler (17 episodes, 1959-1960)
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Grey Holden wins a river boat in a poker game which he then captains,along with his crew, in various adventures along the Mississippi river. This action series is set in 19th century America.

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13 September 1959 (USA)  »

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Aventureros del Misisipi  »

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(44 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Captain Grey Holden's riverboat was named "Enterprise". See more »

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Despite taking place in the Antebellum South, there were no African Americans on the show. See more »

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Riverboat to adventure
11 June 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

'Riverboat' may not be considered a television classic, but it is one of the most enjoyable shows of the late 50's early 60's period! A 'big budget' show for it's time, it works mainly because of Darren McGavin, at his handsome, dynamic best as the dashing Captain Grey Holden of the riverboat 'Enterprise'. Plenty of big name guest stars, and up and comers like Robert Vaughn etc. keep it interesting. It's said that McGavin and Burt Reynolds didn't get on, why, no one's quite sure? Probably a clash of similar personalities? But as far as personality, charisma and acting ability goes, Darren McGavin wins hands down! At any rate, after the first 21 episodes, Reynolds was replaced by Noah Beery Jnr. Finally, all 44 episodes have been released onto DVD, picture and sound quality are pretty good, but unfortunately, not re-mastered like 'Rawhide' or 'Maverick', other shows from the same period, but then the Timeless Media Group don't appear to do that? Still, great to have this wonderful old series made available at last! I enjoyed it all those years ago when it was screened in Australia, and I'm enjoying it all over again now!


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