Grey Holden wins a river boat in a poker game, which he then pilots, along with his crew, in various adventures along the Mississippi River. This action series is set in the nineteenth century.
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 Carney Kohler 42 episodes, 1959-1961
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 Joshua Walcek / ... 23 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 pilots, along with his crew, in various adventures along the Mississippi River. This action series is set in the nineteenth century.

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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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Scenes showing the riverboat Enterprise paddling down the Mississippi River were miniature sets filmed in Hollywood. 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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Spoofed in The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show: Darren McGavin (1959) See more »

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One Serious Omission from A Rather Good Series

I remember Darren McGavern speaking some decades later on two talk shows about this series. The series was based on the riverboat freight transport system that operated in the New Orleans and Lousiana area during the late 1800's.

Mc Gavern stated on at least two occasions that there was great disharmony among the writers and producers because, he said, the network and the sponsors didn't want any Black people in the show.

Rightly so, McGavern thought this restriction stupid, since at that time in that area depicted in the series, the majority of the laborers on the docks and piers were Black and Creole.

Then again, it was the late 50's to early 60's and such was the policy of the networks.


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