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Riverboat: The Water at Gorgeous Springs

Grey and Bill unwittingly book two feuding families as passengers on board the Enterprise.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x7
Airdate: Monday November 07th, 1960

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

Guest Stars
Jocelyn Brando
As Charity Jennings
Buddy Ebsen
As Niles Cox
Sherry Jackson
As Inez Cox
Barry Atwater
As Gould Jennings
Gregory Walcott
As Salem Cox
Lance Fuller
As Rush Jennings
Dodie Heath
As Lovie Jennings (as Dody Heath)
John Strong
As Barry Jennings (as John C. Strong)
Main Cast
Darren McGavin
As Grey Holden
Noah Beery, Jr.
As Bill Blake


As the Enterprise arrive at Gorgeous Springs, TN, to pick up passengers, the Jennings family arrive in their wagon. The father, Gould, leads his clan aboard while his younger brother Barry puts the team away. Lovie complains that she's never been on a boat before, and her new husband Rush assures her everything will be fine. While Gould's wife, Charity, tells Rush to help Lovie, Carney is watching and notices that Rush is carrying a box marked "explosives." He goes to the pilothouse and tells Bill and the pilot goes down to investigate...

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Episode Quotes
Gould Jennings: Does this box worry you?
Bill: Any box marked "Danger Explosives" makes us uneasy, yes.

Gould Jennings: You can't worry too much about Barry. He's slippery as an eel in a barrel of possum grease.

Inez Cox: Let me go. I never got me a Jennings.
Salem Cox: When you gonna find out you're a girl?
Inez Cox: I never been much treated like one.

Episode Goofs
When Grey talks to Niles outside the boiler room, he says the trip to Fletcherville will take two and a half days.

However, he then calls a meeting "in ten minutes" with both sides. During the meeting, he says that they'll be in Fletcherville "tomorrow."

Other Episode Crew

ProducerBoris Kaplan
MusicGerald Fried
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upLeo Lotito, Jr.
Set DecoratorJames M. Walters, Sr.  |  John McCarthy, Jr.
Director of PhotographyJack MacKenzie (1)
Art DirectorGeorge Patrick
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Film EditorStanley Rabjohn
SoundEarl Crain, Sr.
Assistant DirectorCharles S. Gould
Editorial SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
Warning: Riverboat season 2 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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