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Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 18 July 1956 (USA)
Davy Crockett and his sidekick Georgie compete against boastful Mike Fink ("King of the River") in a boat race to New Orleans. Later, Davy and Georgie, allied with Fink, battle a group of ... See full summary »

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Norman Foster

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Thomas W. Blackburn (as Tom Blackburn), Norman Foster
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fess Parker ... Davy Crockett (archive footage)
Buddy Ebsen ... George Russel (archive footage)
Jeff York ... Mike Fink (archive footage)
Kenneth Tobey ... Jocko (archive footage)
Clem Bevans ... Cap'n Cobb (archive footage)
Irvin Ashkenazy Irvin Ashkenazy ... Moose (archive footage)
Mort Mills ... Sam Mason (archive footage)
Paul Newlan ... Big Harpe (archive footage)
Frank Richards ... Little Harpe (archive footage)
Troy Melton ... Minor Role (archive footage)
Hank Worden ... Fiddler (archive footage)
Walter Catlett ... Colonel Plug (archive footage)
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Storyline

Davy Crockett and his sidekick Georgie compete against boastful Mike Fink ("King of the River") in a boat race to New Orleans. Later, Davy and Georgie, allied with Fink, battle a group of river pirates trying to pass themselves off as Native Americans. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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THRILLING ADVENTURES...frontier giants join forces to challenge the might of the River Raiders. See more »


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Davy Crockett och flodpiraterna See more »

Filming Locations:

Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jeff York would appear with Fess Parker again in the TV series "Daniel Boone" ('Grizzly') in 1966. See more »

Goofs

When Little Harpe spells the name of the keel boat he refers to the letter Z as Zee. The movie takes place in 1810 back then Americans would have still been calling it Zed. Zee was not used until the 1830's. See more »

Quotes

George Russel: [first lines]
George Russel: [slapping his own butt] Them Kentucky ants got a bite like an alligator.
Davy Crockett: Sure ain't particular what they chaw on.
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Alternate Versions

UK version submitted to the BBFC in December 2003 is "re-edited" and runs 78 min. See more »


Soundtracks

King Of The River
Words by Tom Blackburn
Music by George Bruns
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Sequel is even better
13 August 2017 | by rdoyle29See all my reviews

Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen are back as Davy Crockett and his sidekick in another film culled from Disney's TV series. This time they encounter Mink Fink, King of the River captaining a boat on the Mississippi. They agree to race him to New Orleans, and then they team up with him to defeat pirates masquerading as Native Americans. This one is slightly superior to the original film mostly due to having a less episodic story.


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