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Riverboat: Devil in Skirts

Grey will gain a profitable cargo of cotton for the Enterprise if he can lure a conniving damsel away from a wealthy planter's son. He refuses to compromise his principles, but the woman convinces him to play along, hoping to make the son jealous so he'll stand up to his father and marry her.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x8
Airdate: Monday November 21st, 1960



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Guest Stars
Gloria TalbottGloria Talbott
As Lucinda Jennings
Recurring
Arthur BatanidesArthur Batanides
As Matt Jennings
Recurring
Brad WestonBrad Weston
As Tony Ashley
Recurring
Frank SilveraFrank Silvera
As Colonel Anthony Ashley
Main Cast
Darren McGavinDarren McGavin
As Grey Holden
Noah Beery, Jr.Noah Beery, Jr.
As Bill Blake

Recap

The Enterprise arrives outside of Vicksburg and Grey and Bill listen to a party going on at the estate of Colonel Anthony Ashley. Bill is unhappy to hear that Grey is going ashore, leaving him to take the riverboat into Natchez. The pilot figures that it's a trick but Grey explains that if Ashley sees that they're riding light in the water, he'd know how desperate they are when it comes time for Grey to negotiate with him. Bill finally accepts that Grey's plan might work...

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Episode Quotes
(to Grey)
Bill: You know, the only difference between you and the Colonel is - he's an old pirate.

Colonel Ashley: Tony, show the Captain the game room and get him his drink.
Grey: Yes, but we have business, Colonel.
Colonel Ashley: Oh, I'm much too sober to discuss business now, Captain. We'll have our little deal over whiskey sours at breakfast.

Lucinda Jennings: Good night, Captain. You got a most appealing voice.
Grey: Well, ma'am, I was just thinking the same thing about you.

Colonel Ashley: Miss Lucinda, just what the devil are you up to?
Lucinda Jennings: Why, never end a sentence with a preposition, Colonel.
Colonel Ashley: Now, don't start correcting my grammar, Miss Lucinda, because you ain't been acting like no proper schoolteacher around here. Not all night you ain't.
Lucinda Jennings: Well, that's in the daytime. School's out at night.

Colonel Ashley: The whole county was in timber. Lots of bears here. Bobcats. Then when we went in for cotton, we drew another kind of animal. Prettier maybe, but just as deadly.
Lucinda Jennings: I take that as a compliment, sir.

Colonel Ashley: I understood you were quite a ladies man.
Grey: Yeah, well whatever you heard, you never heard money mentioned.
Colonel Ashley: No one need know.
Grey: I'd know.

Lucinda Jennings: Lovely sight, isn't it? Quiet and peaceful.
Grey: So's dynamite. Right up to the moment it explodes.

Grey: I think you are a lady.
Lucinda Jennings: Even after the way I acted downstairs?
Grey: Now, ladies don't always behave like... well, like ladies. that's what makes them interesting.

Lucinda: Sounds like an exciting life.
Grey: Exciting? Well, it's feast or famine. You see, one day you come into port riding high on the water. You don't know where you're going to get enough money to buy the next load of wood. Next trip in you're buying drinks for everybody on the house.

Colonel Ashley: There's a man by that name hanging around the plantation somewhere. He's aimin' to kill me.
Tony Ashley: Sounds like a man after my own heart. I'd like to meet him.
Colonel Ashley: You may get the chance, sir. He probably wants to kill you, too.
Tony Ashley: Would it be prying to ask the reason why, or does he have the usual instinctive dislike for the Ashleys.

Colonel Ashley: Tie him up; I'll send for the marshal.
Tony Ashley: Leave him alone!
Colonel Ashley: He tried to kill us!
Tony Ashley: I said leave him alone.
Colonel Ashley: Are you giving me orders?
Tony Ashley: Yes, I'm giving you orders.
Colonel Ashley: Well, it's about time.



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 PhotographyBuddy Harris
Art DirectorGeorge Patrick
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Film EditorHoward Epstein
SoundVictor B. Appel
Assistant DirectorJack Doran
Editorial SupervisorDavid J. O'Connell
 
Warning: Riverboat season 2 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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