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Riverboat: Tampico Raid

A teacher must raise a ransom in the United States for fellow teachers being held by Spaniards on an island just off the coast of Tampico.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x16
Airdate: Sunday January 03rd, 1960

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Starring Roles
Dick Wessel
As Carney Kohler
Jack Lambert (1)
As Joshua MacGregor
John Mitchum
As Pickalong
Michael McGreevey
As Chip Kessler (as Mike McGreevey)

Guest Stars
Pat Crowley
As Joan Marchand
Edward Colmans
As Justin Marchand
Main Cast
Darren McGavin
As Grey Holden
Burt Reynolds
As Ben Frazer



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Episode Quotes
Ben: Well, how do you expect me to get there? I've never navigated across open water like that before.
Grey: You'll learn. I'll buy you a book in New Orleans.
Ben: Well, what's going to hold the boat together?
Grey: Chicken wire and light twine!

Episode Goofs
When Grey fights the commandant, the stunt double for Darren McGavin, the stunt double has noticeably thinner, sharper facial features.

Episode References
Grey mentions Ellie Jenkins ("The Race to Cincinnati") and Laurie Sutton ("Escape to Memphis") as women they've had problems with aboard the Enterprise.

Other Episode Crew

ProducerRichard H. Bartlett
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upLeo Lotito, Jr.
Set DecoratorJames M. Walters, Sr.
Director of PhotographyBuddy Harris
Art DirectorHoward E. Johnson
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Main Title ThemeElmer Bernstein
Music ScoreJack Hayes (1)  |  Leo Shuken
Film EditorLee Gilbert
SoundVirgil Smith
Assistant DirectorGeorge Bisk
Editorial SupervisorRichard G. Wray
Warning: Riverboat season 1 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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