|Steamboat Round the Bend|
|Directed by||John Ford|
|Written by||Ben Lucien Burman|
|Produced by||Sol M. Wurtzel|
|Edited by||Alfred DeGaetano|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Box office||$1,528,000 (rentals)|
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.
Steamboat Round the Bend was released as a region 1 DVD in 2006.
I enjoyed Kenneth Turan's article on John Ford. Almost 60 years ago, I worked as assistant film editor on his "Steamboat 'Round the Bend." The film editor was Jack Murray, who often worked with Ford.Pommer is the son of Erich Pommer.