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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 Carney Kohler 42 episodes, 1959-1961
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 Joshua Walcek / ... 23 episodes, 1959-1960
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 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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13 September 1959 (USA)  »

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Aventureros del Misisipi  »

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(44 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Captain Grey Holden's (Darren McGavin's) riverboat was named "Enterprise". See more »

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

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

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Riverboat & Star Trek vessel name similarity
17 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

According to a biography on Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, this: "Roddenberry was asked to write a series called Riverboat, set in 1860s Mississippi. When he discovered that the producers wanted no black people on the show, he argued so much with them that he lost the job." Perhaps this is why there is similarity in the naming of the vessels in Riverboat and Star Trek. BTW Kudos to Roddenberry for taking a compromising moral stance way back then.


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