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Steamboat Bill, Jr. ()


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The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father's crew.

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William Canfield Jr.
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J.J. King
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William 'Steamboat Bill' Canfield
Tom Lewis ...
Tom Carter - First and Last Mate
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Kitty King - King's Daughter
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Barber (uncredited)
James T. Mack ...
Minister (uncredited)

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Charles Reisner ... (as Chas. F. Reisner)
Buster Keaton ... (uncredited)

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Carl Harbaugh ... (story)
 
Carl Harbaugh ... (scenario) (uncredited)
 
Carl Harbaugh ... (titles) (uncredited)

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Joseph M. Schenck ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Bert Haines ... (photographed by)
Devereaux Jennings ... (photographed by) (as Dev Jennings)

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Sherman Kell ... (uncredited)

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D.C. Cardinali ... colorist: remastered hd version (uncredited)

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Harry Brand ... production supervisor (uncredited)

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Sandy Roth ... assistant director

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Benjamin Ribière ... digital artist: digital restoration & color correction (uncredited)

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Louise Keaton ... stunt double: Marion Byron (uncredited)

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Gaylord Carter ... musical setting: 1991

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Fred Gabourie ... technical director
Joseph M. Schenck ... presenter
Louise Keaton ... script supervisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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. Written by garykmcd

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Also Known As
  • Cadet d'eau douce (France)
  • Buster Keaton - Dampfer-Willis Sohn (Germany)
  • Wasser hat Balken (Germany)
  • L'heroi del riu (Spain, Catalan title)
  • El héroe del río (Spain)
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Trivia The stunt where the wall falls on Buster Keaton was performed with an actual full-weight wall. Half the crew walked off the set rather than participate in a stunt that would have killed Keaton if he had been slightly off position. Keaton himself, told the previous day that his studio was being shut down, was so devastated that he didn't care if the wall crushed him or not. See more »
Goofs During the final cyclone sequence, a cable pulling down the entire front of a building is clearly visible. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Golden Age of Buster Keaton (1975). See more »
Quotes William Canfield Jr.: That must have happened when the dough fell in the tool chest.
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