Mississippi Riverboat Gambling History in Films

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Rock Hudson “Bend of the River” (1952)

Rock Hudson “Bend of the River” (1952)

Rock Hudson is one of the four main stars in this 1952 American western film titled Bend of the River. The other three stars are James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy and Julie Adams. The movie is set back in 1847, where Glyn is scouting for a wagon that is headed towards Oregon. Glyn rescues a man named Emerson from being killed due to stealing a horse, although he...

“The New Frontier” (1935)

“The New Frontier” (1935)

  The New frontier is an American western film that was made in 1935. The plot is set in 1889 and the film is about pioneers who try to get ahead of the law to claim land that is free in Oklahoma to create large towns. Wagon masters Milt and John observe the move out west, and while Milt wants to try out homesteading, John would much rather continue to...

Mike Connors “Stagecoach” (1966)

Mike Connors “Stagecoach” (1966)

  The 1960s film named Stagecoach features Mike Connors, an American actor best known for his role in the tv detective show “Mannix”. The 1966 version of Stagecoach is actually a remake of the 1939 version that starred John Wayne, but it was not as highly regarded as the classical original.  Remakes in Hollywood are not a new phenomenon.  ...

Tyrone Power, “Mississippi Gambler” (1953)

Tyrone Power, “Mississippi Gambler” (1953)

  Mississippi Gambler is a movie from 1953 about Mississippi riverboat gambling. A man named Mark Fallon impresses a fellow gambler by the name of Kansas John Polly. Polly befriends Fallon, giving him some excellent advice. Some of this advice was to watch out for F Montague Caldwell, who was a very rich man, a very dishonest man, and gets caught cheating...

The Mississippi Gambler

The Mississippi Gambler

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“Show Boat” 1951

“Show Boat” 1951

  Another adaptation of the musical Show Boat is the one filmed in 1951 by MGM studios. They filmed this movie in technicolor, unlike the others which are done in black and white. The story line is pretty much the same, but none of the original cast from the Broadway musical appeared in this adaptation of the musical. There were many stars in this movie...

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