Darren McGavin and Burt Reynolds head a superb cast in this thrilling adventure series set aboard a stern-wheeler plying the Mississippi River in the 1840's. McGavin plays Captain Grey Holden, who won the Enterprise in a poker game, and Reynolds, in his first TV series role, plays the boat pilot Ben Frazer. Drawing on stories from real-life travelers on the river, each hour-long episode of Riverboat relives events on the Enterprise, as she travels up and down the Mississippi, America's premier waterway. Actors in recurring roles include Noah Beery, Jr., John Mitchum and Jack Lambert. Episode guest stars include Vera Miles, Aldo Ray, Anne Baxter, Eddie Albert, Claude Akins, Debra Paget, Vincent Price, and Robert Vaughn. Black & White 44 Episodes 1959-1961.
wasn't the first television show to have a ship named as the Enterprise
! Timeless Media Group (TMG) is bringing Riverboat - The Complete Series
to DVD on May 15th
, a 6-disc set priced at $39.98 SRP. Back in 2007 this studio put out a three-disc "best of" release with 15 episodes, but now you'll get the entire 44-episode run of the show from both seasons. The description TMG provided mentions various guest stars, but they missed a few names...including Mary Tyler Moore appearing as different characters in 2 episodes! Here's a look at the package art: