Riverboat

No Bridge on the River

Season 2, Ep 5, Aired 10/24/60
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  • Episode Description
  • The Enterprise runs into the pilings of a new railroad bridge across the Mississippi. Furious, Grey sues the bridge company for damages and tries to shut down all bridge construction. The bridge company hires a young Illinois lawyer to defend them... a lawyer named Abraham Lincoln.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Noah Beery Jr.

    Bill Blake

  • Darren McGavin

    Grey Holden

  • Dick Wessel

    Carney Kohler

  • Sandy Kenyon

    Abraham Lincoln

  • Hayden Rorke

    Ferdinand Maret

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Bill: You'd let a railroad man on board?
      Grey: You got any money, mister?
      Bledsoe: Sure have.
      Grey: Need the business. Let the Devil come aboard if he had the money.
      Bledsoe: The Devil thanks you.

    • Grimes: See, I had a little talk with our Mister...
      Bill: Bledsoe.
      Grimes: Yes, our Mr. Bledsoe last night. And from what he told me, it's my opinion that your boat deliberately rammed our bridge.
      Bill: Oh, you're so right, Mr. Grimes. I like running into bridges. It's a hobby of mine. That's the way I made my reputation as the best pilot on the river, by running into everything that got into my way!

    • Grey: It's--it's--it's easy to talk about competition. Make it sound like we're--we're greedy. There are people who live on this river and that's what I'm thinking about right now. Women, children, families of rivermen. What's going to happen to them? What will their future be now? Where will they go, where will they go if the river goes dead on them? Will the bridge take care of them, Mr. Lincoln? No, of course not. But the riverboats will. I'm not fighting competition, I'm fighting for a living for every one of us here on the river.

    • Grey: You know, you might have spoken up for progress, Mr. Lincoln. But you didn't make yourself so popular along the river.
      Abraham Lincoln: I'd be lying if I said I wasn't sorry about that, Captain Holden. But that's the trouble with progress. Someone's always getting hurt by it, one way or another.

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