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Show Boat(1951)

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Brief Synopsis

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

Cast & Crew

George Sidney Director
Kathryn Grayson Magnolia Hawks
Ava Gardner Julie LaVerne
Howard Keel Gaylord Ravenal
Joe E. Brown Captain Andy Hawks
Marge Champion Ellie May Shipley
Gower Champion Frank Schultz
Robert Sterling Stephen Baker
Agnes Moorehead Parthy Hawks
Adele Jergens Cameo McQueen
Owen McGiveney Windy McClain
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Hollywood: 17 Jul 1951; New York opening: 19 Jul 1951
Release Date:  1951 Production Date:  EB; AFI
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Loew's Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Duration(mins):  106-108 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  9,695    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • showboat

    lizfan 2019-08-08

    It's Ava Gardner day on TCM, so I'll just mention that I think Showboat was her best performance. MORE>

  • Showboat

    Pat 2019-04-13

    I've been reading the above reviews and not one mentions the powerful Old Man River sung by William Warfield. What a voice and listen to those words.... MORE>

  • How can you NOT like this picture??????

    ja661 2019-02-02

    This is pretty much a classic. It differs from the other versions and the original Is it a great motion picture? Not like a LAWRENCE OF ARABIA but it is a... MORE>