Show Boat

DVD - 2000
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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.


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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.

Jan 11, 2014

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.

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