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Show Boat

1936, Musical, 1h 53m

13 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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Based on Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Broadway hit, this musical spans four decades in the lives of performers on a Mississippi river boat. Sheltered beauty Magnolia Hawks (Irene Dunne) takes over as the show's leading lady when mulatto Julie (Helen Morgan) and her white husband are forced out of town by a narrow-minded sheriff. Charismatic opportunist Gaylord Ravenal (Allan Jones) wins Magnolia's heart, but his gambling losses threaten to ruin their chances for a happy marriage.

Cast & Crew

Irene Dunne
Magnolia Hawks
Allan Jones
Gaylord Ravenal
Charles Winninger
Cap'n Andy Hawks
Helen Westley
Parthy Hawks
Sammy White
Frank Schultz
Queenie Smith
Ellie May Chipley
Charles Middleton
Sheriff Ike Vallon
Patricia Barry
Baby Kim Ravenal
Stanley Fields
Backwoodsman with Gun (uncredited)
May Beatty
Mrs. O' Brien (uncredited)
E.E. Clive
London Producer (uncredited)
John J. Mescall
Cinematographer
Ted J. Kent
Film Editing
Charles D. Hall
Art Director
Doris Zinkeisen
Costume Design
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Audience Reviews for Show Boat

  • Jul 19, 2013
    this is the show boat to watch, and in spite of irene dunn's blackface number, one of the most racially sensitive films i've seen from the 1930's. just watch the scene where helen morgan sings 'can't help lovin that man of mine' or paul robeson's 'old man river'. if this doesn't move u then you're made of stone
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    So much better than the 1951 version.
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  • Apr 17, 2010
    Somewhat more faithful to the book and it does record Helen Morgan's legendary stage performance but the later Ava Gardner version is still the superior film and the one to watch.
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