Steamboat Round the Bend (1935) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by John Ford and produced by Sol M. Wurtzel.
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The best scene in Steambout Round the Bend is the wedding between Anne Shirley and John McGuire. Neither Shirley nor McGuire is particularly good in the film, but McGuire’s about to be hung and so they’re getting married. Steambout is often a comedy and Eugene Pallette–as the offic... Read full article
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Efe: Me too!
New Moses: I've got souls to save.
Doctor John Pearly: No, you got a life to save, and the Lord don't care which one of your jobs you do first.
Sheriff Rufe Jeffers: [performing wedding ceremony in jail] Friends, we're gathered here in the eyes of God and one another for the purpose of joining together this here man and this here woman in holy matrimony. Can't nobody rightly say nothin' agin marriage, 'cause I reckon God intended everybody to live that-a-way. 'Cause every living human on this earth has got to find his mate sometime or other. And when God put Noah in the ark, he told him to take two of everything. 'Cause God knowed that was right, and I guess he knowed what it was to be lonesome. Now, if Duke and Fleety Belle here had a notion, they're only carrying out the Word of God.
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Both Frank Mayo and Jim Thorpe are in studio records/casting call lists as actors in this movie, but neither of them were seen.
The film was released shortly after Will Rogers' death on 15 August 1935 from an airplane crash near Point Barrow, Alaska. Originally, the ending of the film had him waving goodbye to the character played by Irvin S. Cobb, but the ending was changed to avoid the audience thinking he was saying goodbye to them, which may have caused them to leave the theater in tears.
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