Rome Haul, by Walter Edmonds (which was also the basis for the 1934 Broadway production (Wikipedia, IBDB)), most of this movie involves the Erie Canal. Stars Janet Gaynor and Henry Fonda (in his first movie appearance), directed by Victor Fleming. Many canal scenes appear throughout the movie. This scene, which takes place in a tavern, renders a comic version of Low Bridge, Everybody Down.
Another movie based on Walter Edmond's Rome Haul, this one is a musical adaptation with songs by Harold Arlen and Dorothy Fields. Stars Betty Grable and Dale Robertson, directed by Henry Levin. Many canal scenes appear throughout the movie. You can watch it here.
The Farmer Takes a Wife, 1940, 1953
The play was adapted for radio, twice! Listen or download the mp3 here:As John Wayne leads the U.S. Calvary on horseback across the dusty desert southwest, he calls out, “Singers, give us a tune!” The chosen song? Low Bridge, Everybody Down (The Erie Canal Song). Stars Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne, directed by John Ford.
Minutes: 9:26-11:00 and 14:08-15:15
Episode 1: The Country and the City (1609-1825);
Chapter 10, A Larger Destiny: The Grid and the Canal
The Erie Canal Documentary - Geographic History
15 Miles On The Erie Canal - Part 1 (2006)
15 Miles On The Erie Canal - Part 2 (2006)
America's Heritage: The Erie Canal (1957)
That's all for now! If you know of any other Erie Canal scenes at the movies, please let me know.