Show Boat 1951

Show Boat

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When it comes to music on the Mississippi river, the Cotton Blossom show boat is the place to go. When musical main attraction Julie Laverne (Ava Gardner) and her husband are suddenly forced to leave the show, Cotton Blossom owner Andy Hawks' (Joe E. Brown) own daughter, Magnolia (Kathryn Grayson), takes center stage. She soon falls madly in love with roguish gambler Gaylord Ravenal (Howard Keel), and the two leave the Cotton Blossom on a honeymoon -- only to enter into a tumultuous marriage.

Cast & Crew

Kathryn Grayson
Magnolia Hawks
Howard Keel
Gaylord Ravenal
Ava Gardner
Julie LaVerne
Joe E. Brown
Cap'n Andy Hawks
Gower Champion
Frank Schultz
Marge Champion
Ellie May Shipley
Robert Sterling
Stephen Baker
Agnes Moorehead
Parthy Hawks
Adele Jergens
Cameo McQueen (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger
Original Music
Charles Rosher
Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons
Art Direction
Edwin B. Willis
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Critic Reviews for Show Boat

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Audience Reviews for Show Boat

  • Dec 30, 2009
    The previous version is so much better than this. I dont like that they eliminated some important element from the original version.
    Cita W Super Reviewer
  • Jun 20, 2007
    beautiful music, great cast and Ava Gardner will break your heart
    jay n Super Reviewer

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