Show Boat

Directed By: George Sidney Starring: Kathryn Grayson Ava Gardner

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Another wonderful classic movie that 'Big Studios' have failed to spend the money on to preserve in its true brilliance. This classic musical was transferred to DVD with a MONO soundtrack. A crying shame for such a wonderful MGM musical, now under control of the TURNER Company. With the capability of today's sound studios this, as with many other Classics, could have been transformed into a treasure for all humanity. Unfortunately, we have all been let down once more by Big Studios. HOW MANY MORE CLASSIC MOVIES WON'T BE SAVED PROPERLY?

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Yet another Classic 'LET DOWN' by Big Studios

by JET on 11/19/2001

Another wonderful classic movie that 'Big Studios' have failed to spend the money on to preserve in its true brilliance. This classic musical was transferred to DVD with a MONO soundtrack. A crying shame for such a wonderful MGM musical, now under control of the TURNER Company. With the capability of today's sound studios this, as with many other Classics, could have been transformed into a treasure for all humanity. Unfortunately, we have all been let down once more by Big Studios. HOW MANY MORE CLASSIC MOVIES WON'T BE SAVED PROPERLY? Read More

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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.

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Studio Warner
SKU 40134238
UPC 012569509429
UPC 14 00012569509429
Format DVD
Release Date 3/15/2005
Rating NR
Keywords
Adventure
Based On A Novel
Racism
Remake
Romance
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note This 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."
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "...[Enjoy] that glorious Kern-Hammerstein score....Musical lovers, your BOAT has come in." -- Rating: A 07/21/1995 p.74
Directors
George Sidney
Actors
Kathryn Grayson
Ava Gardner
Cast & Crew
Ava Gardner - Actor
Howard Keel - Actor
Joe E. Brown - Actor
Kathryn Grayson - Actor
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
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1951
Catalog ID 65094
UPC 00012569509429
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 107 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Awards
Oscar (1952) Charles Rosher, Nominee, Best Cinematography, Color,Adolph Deutsch, Conrad Salinger, Nominee, Best Musuic, Scoring For A Motion Picture
Reviews
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review ...acted with sincerity, stylishly shot and staged. Gardner makes a beautiful and poignant Julie. Timeless Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II songs...
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ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Grayson,Kathryn
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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