Riverboat (1959–1961)

TV Series   |    |  Adventure, Western


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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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  • Vincent Price in Riverboat (1959)
  • William Bendix in Riverboat (1959)
  • Darren McGavin in Riverboat (1959)
  • Eddie Albert in Riverboat (1959)
  • Vera Miles in Riverboat (1959)
  • Burt Reynolds in Riverboat (1959)

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7 September 2018 | bonnierae
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| First time we saw Burt Reynolds!
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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