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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Series cast summary:
Darren McGavin ...  Captain Grey Holden 42 episodes, 1959-1961
Dick Wessel ...  Carney Kohler 42 episodes, 1959-1961
Jack Lambert ...  Joshua Walcek / ... 23 episodes, 1959-1960
Burt Reynolds ...  Ben Frazer 20 episodes, 1959-1960
Michael McGreevey ...  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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Adventure | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventureros del Misisipi See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Meladare Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(44 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Captain Grey Holden's (Darren McGavin's) riverboat was named "Enterprise". See more »

Goofs

Despite taking place in the Antebellum South, there were no African Americans on the show. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show: Darren McGavin (1959) See more »

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One Serious Omission from A Rather Good Series
7 August 2006 | by sataft-2See all my reviews

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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