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Irvin S. Cobb in Steamboat Round the Bend

Steamboat Round the Bend

1935 NR

Directed by John Ford, this comedy features Will Rogers in his final film role, playing a steamboat captain who tries to clear his relative's name. When his nephew (John McGuire) is accused of attacking a young woman (Anne Shirley), riverboat skipper John Pearly (Rogers) must come up with proof of his innocence. Pearly's quest ends in a thrilling steamboat race in which the captain is forced to use his own boat as fuel. Irvin S. Cobb co-stars.