|Steamboat Round the Bend|
Film poster by Joseph A. Maturo
|Directed by||John Ford|
|Produced by||Sol M. Wurtzel|
|Written by||Ben Lucien Burman|
|Edited by||Alfred DeGaetano|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Box office||$1.3 million|
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 penultimate film of star Will Rogers and was released posthumously, 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.
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.