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Riverboat: The Race to Cincinnati

Grey takes on a cargo of peaches cultivated by a farmer whose impetuous daughter can't stop arguing with Grey. While they race to Cincinnati to deliver the peaches before they spoil, a group of farmers plots to stop the cargo and collect on the peach farmer's down payment to them for their land.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x4
Airdate: Sunday October 04th, 1959

Starring Roles
Dick WesselDick Wessel
As Carney Kohler
William D. GordonWilliam D. Gordon
As Joe Travis (as William Gordon)

Guest Stars
Don Haggerty (1)Don Haggerty (1)
As Dubois
Don C. HarveyDon C. Harvey
As Richardson (as Don Harvey)
Charles FredericksCharles Fredericks
As Morgan
Anne BaxterAnne Baxter
As Ellie Jenkins
Monica LewisMonica Lewis
As Melissa McCabe
Lloyd CorriganLloyd Corrigan
As John Jenkins
Robert LoweryRobert Lowery
As Carstairs

Richard ReevesRichard Reeves
As Casey
Harry HarveyHarry Harvey
As Boiler Repairman
Main Cast
Darren McGavinDarren McGavin
As Grey Holden
Burt ReynoldsBurt Reynolds
As Ben Frazer


At Bolton's Landing, Grey supervises the loading of wood onboard. Once they're ready, he tells Ben to make ready to cast off because they have to be in Natchez and then St. Louis in 72 hours. A woman, Ellie Jenkins, arrives at the dock and calls to Grey to wait for her. As Ben blows the whistle, Ellie's carriage horse panics and runs away, throwing her off the carriage. Grey goes to her aid and Ellie complains that there was three hundred pounds of freight on her wagon,. The captain refuses to send anyone after it and Ellie steps onto the ship and says that he'll have to throw her off. Grey is ready to do so but Ellie points out the Southern gentlemen onboard and warns Grey they won't do business with him if he manhandles a lady and tells him to send men to recover her wagon...

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Episode Quotes
Melissa McCabe: That Captain Holden. He's full of surprises.
Ellie Jenkins: Not half as full as he's going to be in a few minutes.

Grey: Well, the boat wasn't too badly hurt. And since it's been fixed, I've been thinking...
Ellie Jenkins: That we could patch up our differences as well. Well just how do you suggest we go about it?
Grey: Well, until we become really close friend, I--I guess we're stuck with the pleasurable stimulus of labial juxtaposition. (kisses her)

Other Episode Crew

ProducerJules Bricken
MusicElmer Bernstein
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upJack Barron
Set DecoratorJames M. Walters, Sr.
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan
Art DirectorFrank Arrigo
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Film EditorLee Huntington
SoundStephen J. Bass
Assistant DirectorFrank Fox (2)
Editorial SupervisorRichard G. Wray
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