Show Boat (1951)
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Come one, come all, to the Show Boat show!
|The cotton blossom, owned by the hawk family, is the show boat where everyone comes for great musical entertainment down south. Julie laverne and her husband are the stars of the show.|
Editor's NoteThis vivacious remake of the Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein musical (based on an Edna Ferber novel) about life on a Mississippi riverboat tracks the hardships of Julie Laverne (Ava Gardner), a mulatto trying to pass for white while also following the course of a tumultuous love between a captain's daughter, Magnolia Hawks (Kathryn Grayson), and an itinerant gambler, Gaylord Ravenal (Howard Keel). Gardner (with help from Annette Warren, whose voice was overdubbed for Gardner's songs) gives a heartbreaking performance, and Grayson's clear, pure voice soars, set off magnificently by Keel's rich baritone. The film stands as a classic for both its surprising emotional impact and its well-known score, featuring timeless gems such as "Old Man River" and "Can't Help Lovin' that Man of Mine."
Cast & Crew
|Joe E. Brown|
|Edna Ferber - Based On Novel By|
|Oscar Hammerstein II - Based On Play By|
|Charles Rosher - Cinematographer|
|George Sidney - Director|
|Jerome Kern - Musical Score|
|Arthur Freed - Producer|
|John Lee Mahin - Screenplay|
|Charles Rosher, Nominee, Best Cinematography, Color|
|Adolph Deutsch, Conrad Salinger, Nominee, Best Musuic, Scoring For A Motion Picture|