Steamboat Round the Bend
|Steamboat Round the Bend|
Film poster by Joseph A. Maturo
|Directed by||John Ford|
|Produced by||Sol M. Wurtzel|
|Written by||Ben Lucien Burman
|Edited by||Alfred DeGaetano|
|Distributed by||Fox Film Corporation|
|Box office||$1.3 million|
Steamboat Round the Bend is a 1935 American comedy film directed by John Ford, based on the 1933 novel of the same name by author Ben Lucien Burman. The film stars Will Rogers and was released a few weeks after his death in an airplane crash.
A con man enters his steamboat in a winner-take-all steamboat race with a rival while attempting to find a eyewitness that will save his nephew, who has been wrongly convicted of murder, from the gallows.
- Will Rogers as Doctor John Pearly
- Anne Shirley as Fleety Belle
- Irvin S. Cobb as Captain Eli
- Eugene Pallette as Sheriff Rufe Jeffers
- John McGuire as Duke
- Berton Churchill as New Moses
- Francis Ford as Efe
- Roger Imhof as Breck's Pappy
- Raymond Hatton as Matt Abel
- Hobart Bosworth as Chaplain
- Stepin Fetchit as Jonah
- Jack Murray was likely an uncredited editor on this film; see Pommer, John E. (July 24, 1994). "The Eyes Had It". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
I enjoyed Kenneth Turan's article on John Ford. Almost 60 years ago, I worked as assistant film editor on his "Steamboat 'Round the Bend." The film editor was Jack Murray, who often worked with Ford.Pommer is the son of Erich Pommer.
- Quigley Publishing Company "The All Time Best Sellers", International Motion Picture Almanac 1937-38 (1938) p 942 accessed 19 April 2014
- Sennwald, Andre (September 20, 1935). "MOVIE REVIEW: Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)". The New York Times.
- Steamboat 'round the bend (DVD (region 1)). 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. 2006. OCLC 70863144.
- John Ford's American comedies (DVD (region 1)). 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. 2007. OCLC 232835853.
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