Show Boat ()

directed by George Sidney
featuring Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ava Gardner, Joe E. Brown, Marge Champion

The third and (to date) last film version of the Edna Ferber/Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II musical Show Boat falls just short of greatness but is still a whale of a show. Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson are in fine fettle as irresponsible gambler Gaylord Ravenal and showboat ingenue Magnolia Hawks. The plot adheres closely to the Broadway original making several welcome improvements in the final act (which was always a bit shaky). Magnolia, daughter of showboat impresario Captain Andy (Joe E. Brown) and Parthy Hawkes ...

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Show Boat
2000,

UPC: 012569509429

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Show Boat
1951,

UPC: 027616661425

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