Grey Holden wins a river boat in a poker game, which he then pilots, along with his crew, in various adventures along the Mississippi River. This action series is set in the nineteenth century.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Darren McGavin ...  Captain Grey Holden / ... 42 episodes, 1959-1961
Dick Wessel ...  Carney Kohler 41 episodes, 1959-1961
Jack Lambert ...  Joshua Walcek / ... 23 episodes, 1959-1960
Burt Reynolds ...  Ben Frazer 20 episodes, 1959-1960
Michael McGreevey ...  Chip Kessler 17 episodes, 1959-1960
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Grey Holden wins a river boat in a poker game, which he then pilots, along with his crew, in various adventures along the Mississippi River. This action series is set in the nineteenth century.

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Genres:

Adventure | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Riverboat See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Meladare Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(44 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes showing the riverboat Enterprise paddling down the Mississippi River were miniature sets filmed in Hollywood. See more »

Goofs

Despite taking place in the Antebellum South, there were no African Americans on the show. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show: Darren McGavin (1959) See more »

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First time we saw Burt Reynolds!
7 September 2018 | by bonnieraeSee all my reviews

I'm writing this a few minutes after hearing the news that Burt Reynolds had passed away. The newscasts didn't even mention "Riverboat". It's sure how most of us who were teenage girls in 1959 remember him best! He made a career on being cute, and he was never cuter than when he was on Riverboat. It was a great show. Well worth re-watching now. I remember one episode where they killed off one of the main characters--something that was never, ever done on a TV show in that era. It must surely have been a first. It was the character played by Jack Lambert. I still remember his name was Joshua. It was absolutely mind boggling at the time. Even my dad, watching it with me, kept saying "No, he's not really dead. . .he'll be all better at the end." But he wasn't! That was a pretty big deal for a TV show in 1959.


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