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Steamboat Round the Bend is a 1935 American comedy film directed by John Ford,[3] based on the 1933 novel of the same name by author Ben Lucien Burman. The film stars Will Rogers and was released a few weeks after his death in an airplane crash.

Plot:

A con man enters his steamboat in a winner-take-all steamboat race with a rival while attempting to find a eyewitness that will save his nephew, who has been wrongly convicted of murder, from the gallows.

Cast:

  • Will Rogers as Doctor John Pearly
  • Anne Shirley as Fleety Belle
  • Irvin S. Cobb as Captain Eli
  • Eugene Pallette as Sheriff Rufe Jeffers
  • John McGuire as Duke
  • Berton Churchill as New Moses
  • Francis Ford as Efe
  • Roger Imhof as Breck's Pappy
  • Raymond Hatton as Matt Abel
  • Hobart Bosworth as Chaplain
  • Stepin Fetchit as Jonah
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