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Steamboat Round the Bend

Steamboat Round the Bend

Steamboat Round the Bend

1935 / 82min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: JOHN FORD

CAST: WILL ROGERS, ANNE SHIRLEY, IRVIN S. COBB, EUGENE PALLETTE

Cracker barrel philosopher Will Rogers, in his final film before his tragic death, stars as a Southern snake oil peddler who takes up a gig as a Mississippi River boatman and winds up in the company of all manner of outlandish characters. One of Ford’s finest pure comedies, steeped in sweet-spirited Americana, with a tall-tale-teller’s knack for presenting the implausible with a straight face.

Steamboat Around The Bend is screening as part of the series: Welcome to Metrograph: John Ford Edition