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Brief Synopsis

First screen version of the classic musical about romance among the musical performers on a Mississippi showboat.

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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Palm Beach, FL: 16 Mar 1929
Release Date:  1929 Production Date:  Turner--35mm
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co: 
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (talking and singing sequences), Silent Production Co:  Universal Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  126 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  11,650    
Duration(reels):  14    

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  • TCM movie version of Showboat (1929)

    Jack Werner 2013-10-19

    I just watched (November 19,2013) the Loving the Classics release of the 1929 version of Showboat. Being a banjo player I was aware that it followed the... MORE>

  • Where's Kern's music?

    Mike 2009-04-22

    It's startling how little of Kern's music made it into the movie, even as background. There's some classical snippets (Tchaikovsky, I think)... MORE>

  • First Film Verions of Ferber Classic

    Paul Frobose 2008-07-14

    Filmed in 1928 as a silent, this production by Universal was withheld from its projected release and some songs from the stageplay were added along with... MORE>