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Show Boat [DVD] [1900] [English]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • This vivacious remake of the Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein musical (based on an Edna Ferber novel) about life on a Mississippi riverboat tracks the hardships of Julie Laverne (Ava Gardner), a mulatto trying to pass for white while also following the course of a tumultuous love between a captain's daughter, Magnolia Hawks (Kathryn Grayson), and an itinerant gambler, Gaylord Ravenal (Howard Keel). Gardner (with help from Annette Warren, whose voice was overdubbed for Gardner's songs) gives a heartbreaking performance, and Grayson's clear, pure voice soars, set off magnificently by Keel's rich baritone. The film stands as a classic for both its surprising emotional impact and its well-known score, featuring timeless gems such as "Old Man River" and "Can't Help Lovin' that Man of Mine."
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 65094

  • Credits
    Kathryn Grayson, Zelma Hedrick, Ava Gardner, Ava Lavinia Gardner, Howard Keel, Harry Clifford Leek, Harold Keel, Joe E. Brown, Gower Champion, Robert Sterling, Agnes Moorehead, Adele Jergens, Leif Erickson, Leif Erikson
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[Enjoy] that glorious Kern-Hammerstein score....Musical lovers, your BOAT has come in." -- Rating: A
    Entertainment Weekly

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