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Date: January 13, 2003 at 08:48:06
From: Ted Guillaum, [170.141.109.74]
Subject: Re: Steamboats in the Movies


Steamboat Round the Bend was a regular feature of entertainment on the DQ. The reel to reel copy was so old at one point that it would break with every showing and Terry Severns, the Cruise Director, would have to tape it back together on the spot and continue the movie. I remember the day we got a fresh copy and how happy Terry was that he did not have to sit through the whole movie waiting for it to break. During the race scene one of the boats was a dead ringer for the DQ except Hollywood had removed the smoke stack and added two Mississippi River style stacks along with plenty of fake smoke. I asked him once if it really was the DQ. He stated that it was the old Delta King with a towboat positioned out of camera view for propulsion. Perhaps others can verify this or add more info.
A video copy of Steamboat Round the Bend is not available for purchase in this country. You may have found a copy offered on E-Bay once in a while that usually goes fro a very high price. I found one on E-Bay with Japanese sub titles for $4.95. The sub titles are so small and disappear so fast that you do not notice them. The scenes with Steppen Fetchit are still hillarious but probably considered racist today and may be the reason Ted Turner has not made the video available for sale in this country.


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