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This film received its initial television broadcast in Los Angeles Monday 3 June 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Chicago 3 August 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Portland OR 7 August 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Memphis 12 September 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13), in Honolulu 23 November 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Spokane 1 December 1957 on KHQ (Channel 6), in Tampa 9 December 1957 on WFLA (Channel 8), in Albany 6 February 1958 on WTEN (Channel 10), in San Antonio 8 May 1958 on WOAI (Channel 4), in Baltimore 15 May 1958 on WJZ (Channel 13), in Philadelphia 24 September 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), and in Cleveland 8 October 1958 on KYW (Channel 3). See more »
MGM used their B list players in this story about three convicts coming to a shrimping village in the Louisiana bayous. Robert Young, Ted Healy, and Nat Pendleton play our convicts and the film Lazy River bears some resemblance to a much better and better known classic Three Angels. This one without the snake.
Listening to the bragging of one of their fellow convicts George J. Lewis who is killed in an escape, Young goes to the village where Lewis is painted himself to be a big shot. He's just a poor working Cajun shrimper like the rest only his family has a dock that the sinister C. Henry Gordon wants to get a hold of.
Lewis also has a cute sister in Jean Parker and Young who was thinking in terms of a con game instead stays to help and defeat Gordon and his nefarious schemes. Although they're comic relief, Pendleton and Healy actually prove useful.
As for Gordon he's a smuggler and that dock that Parker's family owns is something Gordon needs very badly. He's not too squeamish about how to get it either.
Lazy River may be a B film, but at MGM that meant a lot more than at any other studio, some nice scenes of shrimping life and the Cajun culture are presented here. Maude Eburne is also good as the matriarch of the clan. And Young's "wife" Ruth Channing shows up nearly killing the romance between Parker and Young.
Lazy River is a fine B film and was good on the back end of double bills in the Thirties. Holds up well for today.
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