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Mississippi (1935)





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In this musical comedy, W.C. Fields teams up with Bing Crosby to offer yet another take on the genteel lives of wealthy Southerners before the Civil War. Fields plays the wily owner of a showboat while Crosby plays a Yankee who becomes a society pariah for refusing to duel for a Southern belle's affections. Forced to flee by the disgrace, the Yankee becomes a singer on Field's sternwheeler. More trouble follows when Crosby has a heated argument with the ship's captain Fred Kohler. During the ensuing scuffle, Kohler is accidentally killed causing the ever-opportunistic Fields to begin billing Crosby as "the Singing Killer." This causes Crosby no end to romantic repercussions. Fortunately, by the story's end, he has proved himself a decent man and wins the heart of his new lady love, the sister of the belle who originally spurned him. Songs include the Rogers & Hart penned hits: "Down by the River," "Easy to Remember but So Hard to Forget" and "Soon."


Bing Crosby
as Tom Grayson
W.C. Fields
as Commodore Jackson
Claude Gillingwater
as Gen. Rumford
John Miljan
as Maj. Patterson
Edward Pawley
as Joe Patterson
Fred Kohler
as Capt. Blackie
Libby Taylor
as Lavinia Washington
Harry Myers
as Joe, Stage Manager
Al Richmond
as Gambler
George Lloyd
as Gambler
Jules Cowles
as Bartender
Harry Cody
as Abner, Bartender
Lew Kelly
as Man at Bar
Matthew Betz
as Man at Bar
Jack Mulhall
as Duelist
Bill Howard
as Man in Auditorium
Jack Carlyle
as Referee
Jan Duggan
as Passenger on Boat
James Burke
as Passenger in Pilot House
Helene Chadwick
as Extras at Opening
Jerome Storm
as Extras at Opening
as Himself
King Baggot
as 1st Gambler
Mahlon Hamilton
as 2nd Gambler
Charles King
as Desk Clerk
Jean Rouverol
as Friend of Lucy
Mildred Stone
as Party Guest
Mary Ellen Brown
as Party Guest
Mabel Van Buren
as Party Guest
Bill Harwood
as Party Guest
Clarence Geldert
as Hotel Proprietor
Forrest Taylor
as Man at Bar Who Orders Sarsaparilla
Warner P. Richmond
as Man at Bar Who Pulls a Gun
Bob McKenzie
as Show Patron
Ann Sheridan
as Extra at engagement party
Dennis O'Keefe
as Party Guest
C.L. Sherwood
as Relay Man
Bert Lindley
as Leadsman
Roy Bailey
as Pianist
Warren Rogers
as Minor Role
Jean Clarendon
as Minor Role
Dan Crimmins
as Minor Role
William Gould
as Minor Role
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All Critics (1)

Mississippi is a pleasant, leisurely picture that doesn't worry much about getting anywhere, but just keeps rolling along.

October 4, 2019 | Full Review…

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