Steamboat Round the Bend

Steamboat Round the Bend

Steamboat Round the Bend is a 1935 American comedy film directed by John Ford, released by 20th Century Fox and produced by Fox Film Corporation, based on the 1933 novel of the same name by author Ben Lucien Burman. It was the final film made by star Will Rogers and was released posthumously, a month after he was killed in an airplane crash on August 15, 1935.


A con man enters his steamboat in a winner-take-all steamboat race in the 1890s with a rival while attempting to find an eyewitness that will save his nephew, who has been wrongly convicted of murder, from the gallows.

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    director John Ford
    editor Erich Pommer Jack Murray Kenneth Turan
    genre comedy
    keywords con man steamboat
    producer Sol M. Wurtzel
    productionCompany Fox Film
    publisher 20th Century Fox