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Riverboat: River Champion

An old friend of Grey's, Gentleman Dan Muldoon, bets heavily that his boxer, The Dublin Boy, can win. But when Dan discovers that Dublin Boy has a glass jaw, he has to go into the fight himself. When Grey discovers that the next punch will blind Dan, he ties up Dan and goes in himself.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x4
Airdate: Monday October 10th, 1960

Starring Roles
Dick WesselDick Wessel
As Carney Kohler
Jack Lambert (1)Jack Lambert (1)
As Joshua MacGregor

Guest Stars
Slim PickensSlim Pickens
As Porter Slagle
John Harmon (1)John Harmon (1)
As Gordon
Dennis ODennis O'Keefe
As Gentleman Dan Muldoon
Norma CraneNorma Crane
As Sarah Prentice
George KennedyGeorge Kennedy
As Gunner Slagle
Denny MillerDenny Miller
As The Dublin Boy (Dennis Fogarty)
Jack HoganJack Hogan
As Fletcher
Charles HorvathCharles Horvath
As Fighter

Terry FrostTerry Frost
As Glen City Sheriff
Main Cast
Darren McGavinDarren McGavin
As Grey Holden
Noah Beery, Jr.Noah Beery, Jr.
As Bill Blake


In Glen City, Gentleman Dan Muldoon has set up a fight between The Dublin Boy and Gunnar Slagle. The Dublin Boy is sparring at a barn in Glen City against a local fighter as warm-up for the big fight. The sheriff demands half of Dan's take to let him conduct his fight. When Dan refuses, the sheriff has his deputies take Dan and his two fighters into custody. Dan tries to renegotiate and when the sheriff refuses, Dan and his fighters easily knock out the lawmen. The Dublin Boy, Dennis Fogarty, worries that they're buying themselves trouble. However, Dan figures that the sheriff won't worry about it. That leaves the problem of where to hold the big fight...

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Episode Quotes
Gentleman Dan Muldoon: And now, boys, up to the bar and have a drink on Gentleman Dan Muldoon. Not for you, me bucko.
The Dublin Boy: But I'm thirsty.
Gentleman Dan Muldoon: Then try water. I understand it's not bad and, better than that, it's free.

Gunner Slagle: I oughta punch your teeth out!
Grey: Please, not when I'm about to have lunch.
Gunner Slagle: You keep out of this.
Grey: Gladly.

Grey: Of course, unless we split it down the middle. Fifty-fifty.
Gentleman Dan Muldoon: I'm ashamed of you, Grey Holden. Here I am, your friend, flat on my back, and you're trying to run a dirty bargain. Good day to you, sir.
Grey: Good day.
Gentleman Dan Muldoon: It's a deal.
Grey: It's a deal.

Joshua: So help me, Captain, Gunnar'll murder you.
Grey: Probably.
Joshua: But I liked you better alive.

Other Episode Crew

ProducerBoris Kaplan
MusicGerald Fried
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upLeo Lotito, Jr.
Set DecoratorJohn McCarthy, Jr.  |  James M. Walters, Sr.
Director of PhotographyNeal Beckner
Art DirectorGeorge Patrick
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
SoundJohn W. Rixey
Assistant DirectorBen Bishop
Editorial SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
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