Following through on a promise to his mother, William Canning Jr. goes to River Junction to meet his father who has not seen him since he was a child. The younger Canning isn't quite what the elder was expecting but the old man has bigger problems. He's being put out of business by J.J. King, who not only owns the local hotel and bank, but has recently introduced a new paddle wheel steamer that puts Cannings older boat, the Stonewall Jackson, to shame. Bill Jr. and Kitty King take a liking to each other much to the dismay of both of their fathers. When a fierce storm hits River Junction, Bill Jr. is forced to save Kitty, her father and his father.
Buster's gayest comedy opus - simply bursting with gals, guile and gales of laughter!
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Did You Know?
Filming began in late 1927 on the west bank of the Sacramento River, just across from the junction with the American River. There near the California capitol, a full three blocks of city sets were built for the mythical town of River Junction, Mississippi. See more
Just before the house facade falls on Keaton, a stagehand can be seen through the first floor window giving it an extra push. See more
Tom Carter - First and Last Mate
[gives his gun to Steamboat Bill
There's not a jury that would convict you.
Referenced in Celine and Julie Go Boating