The glorious days of riverboats in the 1850s come to life in this beautiful episode from the "Great Performances" series dramatizing the Mark Twain memoir. Joining pilot Horace Bixby (Robert Lansing) aboard his steamboat is young Sam (David Knell), who's thirsting for the adventure of traveling down the Mississippi. Kurt Vonnegut introduces the tale; James Keane, John Pankow co-star. 115 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.