Following through on a promise to his mother, William Canning Jr. goes to River Junction to meet his father who has not seen him since he was a child. The younger Canning isn't quite what the elder was expecting but the old man has bigger problems. He's being put out of business by J.J. King, who not only owns the local hotel and bank, but has recently introduced a new paddle wheel steamer that puts Cannings older boat, the Stonewall Jackson, to shame. Bill Jr. and Kitty King take a liking to each other much to the dismay of both of their fathers. When a fierce storm hits River Junction, Bill Jr. is forced to save Kitty, her father and his father.
Hold on everybody. It's a Hurricane of Laughs!
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Did You Know?
could not swim, so the scenes where her character is in the river with Buster Keaton
were filmed with Buster's real-life sister Louise Keaton
serving as Marion's stunt double (the two were both the same size: 4'11"). The water was very cold and during a day of filming Buster and Louise consumed four to five glasses of French brandy to keep them warm. See more
When Bill Jr. enters the jail and the sheriff closes the door, the hand of a crew member can be seen outside reaching for the door. See more
William Canfield Jr.
[to his father
I know what it is, you're ashamed of my baking.