Having been tricked into buying a share of a steamboat instead of the whole boat, Bret and his co-owners sail the boat up the Mississippi to an interested purchaser. Along the way, however, the co-owners start dying one by one.
Did You Know?
The "Wilhelm Scream" is heard as Gilespie McKensie goes overboard near the end of the story. The "Wilhelm Scream" was a stock sound effect used hundreds of times. It was attributed to Sheb Wooley. The sound effect was named for his character Pvt. Wilhelm, in the 1953 western "The at Feather River", even though it was first heard in 1951 in the movie "Distant Drums". See more
Toward the end of the summer, I had pretty well exhausted the possibilities of the poker tables at Kansas City... and they had exhausted me. They had exhausted me to the point where I was traveling to St. Louis with all my worldly possessions... in the shape of a thousand dollar bill pinned inside my coat.