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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Cast

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 »

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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

Burt Reynolds left the show in the middle of the first season because of behind-the-scenes disputes with Darren McGavin. He was replaced by Noah Beery, Jr. when the second season began. 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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Riverboat to adventure
11 June 2012 | by girvsjointSee all my reviews

'Riverboat' may not be considered a television classic, but it is one of the most enjoyable shows of the late 50's early 60's period! A 'big budget' show for it's time, it works mainly because of Darren McGavin, at his handsome, dynamic best as the dashing Captain Grey Holden of the riverboat 'Enterprise'. Plenty of big name guest stars, and up and comers like Robert Vaughn etc. keep it interesting. It's said that McGavin and Burt Reynolds didn't get on, why, no one's quite sure? Probably a clash of similar personalities? But as far as personality, charisma and acting ability goes, Darren McGavin wins hands down! At any rate, after the first 21 episodes, Reynolds was replaced by Noah Beery Jnr. Finally, all 44 episodes have been released onto DVD, picture and sound quality are pretty good, but unfortunately, not re-mastered like 'Rawhide' or 'Maverick', other shows from the same period, but then the Timeless Media Group don't appear to do that? Still, great to have this wonderful old series made available at last! I enjoyed it all those years ago when it was screened in Australia, and I'm enjoying it all over again now!


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