Show Boat

(DVD - 2000)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Show Boat
Musical extravaganza which celebrates the loves and heartbreaks of a Mississippi riverboat troupe, starting with a young girl whose heart is stolen by a dashing gambler.
Publisher: [Burbank, Calif.] : Turner Entertainment Co. : Warner Home Video, c2000
ISBN: 0790744856
Branch Call Number: DVD 782 S
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Mahin, John Lee 1902-1984, Author of screenplay
Freed, Arthur 1894-1973, Producer
Sidney, George 1916-2002, Director
Grayson, Kathryn 1922-2010, Actor
Gardner, Ava 1922-1990, Actor
Keel, Howard 1919-2004, Actor
Brown, Joe E. (Joe Evan), 1892-1973, Actor
Champion, Marge Actor
Champion, Gower 1919-1980, Actor
Sterling, Robert 1917-2006, Actor
Moorehead, Agnes 1906-1974, Actor
Erickson, Leif 1911-1986, Actor
Warfield, William Actor
Hammerstein, Oscar 1895-1960, II
Ferber, Edna (Show boat) 1887-1968
Kern, Jerome (Show boat) 1885-1945
Loew's Incorporated
Turner Entertainment Co
Warner Home Video (Firm)


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Jun 29, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Show Boat is a spectacle with the River Boat Cotton Blossom as its stage of production. The all star cast is highlighted by one of the finest voices to sing on screen. That would be William Warfield as Joe singing his famous Old Man River. Marge and Gower Champion add visually stunning dance routines. There is a love affair to marry Howard Keel. They couldn't have picked more beautiful women of the time then Kathyrn Grayrson and Ava Gardner. Joe E. Brown as Captain Andy is a perfect choice. Once you get on board Cotton Blossom your in for a good time.

Stupid comment. The reception was standard for the times. This is an American masterpiece, with all its ugliness and bigotry on display. Enjoy it for the glorious music and smattering of racial injustice. LOVE IT.

Jul 21, 2010
  • 523_8 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not my favourite musical but still an enjoyable watch. Has much darker themes then many musicals of the time. Worth a watch if only for Paul Robeson's Old Man River.


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