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Show Boat(1936)

Also Known As: Edna Ferber's Show Boat |

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Brief Synopsis

Riverboat entertainers find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along "Old Man River."

Cast & Crew

James Whale Director
Irene Dunne Magnolia
Allan Jones [Gaylord] Ravenal
Charles Winninger Cap'n Andy Hawks
Helen Morgan Julie [LaVerne]
Sammy White Frank [Schultz]
Donald Cook Steve [Baker]
Francis X. Mahoney Rubber Face [Smith]
Marilyn Knowlden Kim, as a child
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in New York: 14 May 1936
Release Date:  1936 Production Date:  A James Whale Production
none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Universal Productions, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording) Production Co:  Universal Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  110, 112 or 115 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  12    

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  • Showboat

    ross rosen 2013-08-21

    This is the best version of Showboat. I love both Paul Robeson and Helen MorganHelen Morgan was magnificent and she made the role of Julie her own .... MORE>

  • David H. 2013-08-20

    This version of "Show Boat" is a quality film which combines a plausible drama with outstanding musical numbers. Except for Irene Dunne, who had... MORE>

  • Show Boat

    Goetan 2013-05-16

    A fine treatment of Ferber's novel adapted from Hammerstein's musical. Dunne shows off her singing talent as a woman who, born into a Mississippi... MORE>