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Riverboat: About Roger Mowbray

The marriage of a wealthy man is threatened by the machinations of a former girlfriend.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 12301
Airdate: Sunday September 27th, 1959

Director: Felix Feist
Story: Gene L. Coon
Teleplay: Hagar Wilde

Starring Roles
Dick WesselDick Wessel
As Carney Kohler

Guest Stars
Vera MilesVera Miles
As Jeanette Mowbray

Co-Guest Stars
Sandy KenyonSandy Kenyon
As Jeb Grant
Hank PattersonHank Patterson
As Rare
Cameron PrudCameron Prud'Homme
As Jonathan Reed
Robert VaughnRobert Vaughn
As Roger Mowbray
Madlyn RhueMadlyn Rhue
As Cassie Baird
John HoytJohn Hoyt
As Antoine Rigaud
Jon LormerJon Lormer
As Dr. Landers
Main Cast
Darren McGavinDarren McGavin
As Grey Holden
Burt ReynoldsBurt Reynolds
As Ben Frazer


In Vicksburg, Jeanette Mowbray is putting her husband Roger's shirt on her bed when her father, Antoine Rigaud, comes in to wish her goodnight. He notices the shirt and asks if Roger is back from Natchez, and Jeanette says that's how she keeps her husband's presence with her when he's on a trip. She admits that four months ago she didn't even know Roger existed and now she's hopelessly in love with him. Antoine asks why Roger didn't take her to Natchez with him and Jeanette explains that it was a business trip...

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Episode Quotes
Grey: Cassie! Cassie, looking for someone?
Cassie Baird: Yes, I want to say something to Roger Mowbray.
Grey: Oh? (finds her hidden gun) Be quite a speech.

Jeanette Mowbray: Darling, I love you so very much. If anything should ever happen to you, I think I should die.
Roger Mowbray: Keep on right feeling that way for the rest of our lives and we'll both be so very happy

Grey: You ever have the feeling that you were sitting on a keg of gunpowder?
Ben: No, why?
Grey: Not a very pleasant feeling. Liable to go "boom" at any minute.

Jeb Grant: You see, Cassie, it's like this. A man gets married young, and then it gets so every day is the same. The same face, the same questions, same arguments. You can see how it is. It gets monotonous.
Cassie Baird: What about your wife, Jeb? It must get monotonous for her, too.
Jeb Grant: Women are different.
Cassie Baird: Whoever taught you that?

Jeb Grant: She led me on. She sweet-talked me all night and then she bit me.
Grey: Good! I hope she took a good big bite.

Grey: Roger Mowbray was no contortionist. He couldn't have shot himself in the back.
Cassie Baird: Well, now why would I shoot him? I love him. I'd die for him, that's how much I love him. So why would I shoot him?
Grey: A good many people have shot a good many other people just because they loved 'em so much.

Grey: And you stay right here in this cabin, my girl, and don't you leave it. Unless you jump overboard.

Grey: Jeanette, you've been married, what, one month? You think your first quarrel is the end?
Jeanette Mowbray: It isn't just the first quarrel, Grey. It's the things that made the quarrel.
Grey: Anything can make a quarrel, Jeanette, anything at all. When two people who have promised each other so much arrive at the conclusion that this is the end, what they really mean is that they've lost the ability to understand. The ability to fight for what they want.

Grey: Oh, I'm sorry insisting about that derringer. And that was very nice of you, not to get angry when I threatened to search you.
Cassie Baird: Well, you wanted to find the gun. You thought I had a gun. I just wanted you to know that you didn't.
Grey: Yeah. Well, good straight thinking, Cassie. You keep on being bone honest. And as for you ever being searched for a gun again, well I doubt whether that'll ever happen. (once she leaves) But I won't make book on it.

Other Episode Crew

ProducerJules Bricken
MusicElmer Bernstein
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upLeo Lotito, Jr.
Set DecoratorGeorge Milo
Director of PhotographyLionel Lindon
Art DirectorFrank Arrigo
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Film EditorIrving Schoenberg
SoundEarl Crain, Sr.
Assistant DirectorCharles S. Gould
Editorial SupervisorRichard G. Wray
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