An escaped prisoner being returned to jail is chained to the Enterprise's mast by his guard. The convict has medical training, but refuses to aid a child who been stricken with a communicable disease...
The boat's passengers include a young couple whose husband is on his way to his first assignment as an Indian agent. Also aboard is a man who plans to try to bribe the new agent to help him smuggle ...
While carrying a cargo of gunpowder, Holden and his crew witness a band of Mexican outlaws executing a man by the river. When they come to the town of Chicota Landing they learn that the man killed ...
In his film debut, Burt Reynolds vies with George Hamilton for the loveof one heavenly woman. In the American South, evangelist Paul Strand(Hamilton) meets a beautiful, young mute named ... See full summary »
Hosted by well known General George Kenney, the show was an anthology featuring the importance of aviation. Frequently war stories, it also dealt with the practical uses of civilian air as in severe weather conditions.
George C. Kenney,
Mason Alan Dinehart
Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an Agent helping Wells Fargo cope with bad guys, to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco, California, who still does some... See full summary »
The show is about doctors Marcus Welby, a general practitioner and Steven Kiley, Welby's young assistant. The two try to treat people as individuals in an age of specialized medicine and ... See full summary »
I'm writing this a few minutes after hearing the news that Burt Reynolds had passed away. The newscasts didn't even mention "Riverboat". It's sure how most of us who were teenage girls in 1959 remember him best! He made a career on being cute, and he was never cuter than when he was on Riverboat. It was a great show. Well worth re-watching now. I remember one episode where they killed off one of the main characters--something that was never, ever done on a TV show in that era. It must surely have been a first. It was the character played by Jack Lambert. I still remember his name was Joshua. It was absolutely mind boggling at the time. Even my dad, watching it with me, kept saying "No, he's not really dead. . .he'll be all better at the end." But he wasn't! That was a pretty big deal for a TV show in 1959.
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