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Riverboat: The Landlubbers

When a rival captain steals the Enterprise to replace his own sunken boat, Grey leads the crew across land in a desperate race to beat the stolen ship to the next refueling stop. Along the way he picks up a woman who is desperate to escape the man who thinks he's bought and paid for her.

Episode Info


Episode number: 1x17
Airdate: Sunday January 10th, 1960

Director: William Witney
Writer: Tom Seller


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

Guest Stars
Gloria TalbottGloria Talbott
As Nora Lanyard
Recurring
Arthur BatanidesArthur Batanides
As Shag Ryan
Recurring
Richard DevonRichard Devon
As Barney Jones
Jerry OJerry O'Sullivan
As Captain Clegg
Kay E. KuterKay E. Kuter
As Hoskins (as Kay Kuter)
Frank WarrenFrank Warren
As Brady
Main Cast
Darren McGavinDarren McGavin
As Grey Holden
Burt ReynoldsBurt Reynolds
As Ben Frazer

Recap

Men board the Enterprise, pull off the ship's name, and put up a new sign declaring that the riverboat is the Dolphin. Captain Clegg supervises and says that the sign will prove that his ship is still afloat and the Enterprise sank with the men that Grey left aboard. As they finish, Clegg sees Grey and Ben approaching the ship and calls down to the boiler room to put the ship out. They leap aboard but Clegg's men grab them and Clegg tells them that it's his ship. He orders his men to throw them overboard and declares that nobody comes aboard without his permission...

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Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
John HodgesBuffalo GalsPickalong playing at the stable
TraditionalNancy TillPickalong playing in the Indian graveyard


Episode Quotes
Grey: Gentlemen, ante up. We're going to need every cent we've got on us. Carney.
Carney Kohler: It's like taking my left arm, Captain. It's my drinking money.
Grey: Don't worry, Carney. Your right arm will make up for it later.

Grey: All right, how much?
Barney Jones: Oh, uh, $500. For everything.
Grey: $200.
Barney Jones: $200 now and the other $300...
Grey: When we reach the boat. Yeah, I might have known. You know, I got some gold fillings. Can you use those, too?
Barney Jones: Oh, now, Captain, you talk like I was greedy or something.

Barney Jones: I heard a ruckus. What happened?
Ben: Somebody shoved this thing down a hill.
Barney Jones: I warned you, those spirits wouldn't take kindly to your coming.
Grey: It'd take a mighty big spirit to push a two-ton boulder down a hill.

Joshua Walcek: Ah, reminds me of when I was a lumberjack. I set a record. I chopped down ten trees in five minutes.
Pickalong: What kind of trees, shoe trees?

Grey: Well, what made you follow me?
Joshua Walcek: Ah, you're just like General Andrew Jackson was. You're too brave for your own good.

Joshua Walcek: Ah, you've done a fine job, Chip. You know, that reminds me of...
Grey: I know, it reminds you of the time that you put up road sign to show General Jackson to fight the Battle of New Orleans.
Joshua Walcek: Now where'd you find out about that, Captain?



Episode Goofs
The preceding episode was set in 1843. In this episode, Pickalong sings "Buffalo Girls," which wasn't written until 1844.


When Grey and Nora talk outside of camp, someone drops a boulder on them. It's presumably either Shag, or Barney, who is working for Shag.



However, later Grey has the crew use Nora as a shield, saying that Shag wants Nora as his wife so he won't open fire on them. Shag doesn't open fire... so who tried to kill Nora earlier?

As the renamed Enterprise lands at Willow's Landing, the fire ax below the pilothouse window has the ax head on the right.



However, in the next closeup shot as Clegg looks out the window, the ax head jumps to the left.




Other Episode Crew

ProducerJohn Larkin
MusicElmer Bernstein
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
Film EditorDuncan Mansfield
SoundJohn C. Grubb
Assistant DirectorJames H. Brown
Editorial SupervisorRichard G. Wray
 
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