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Show Boat
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Irene Dunne Irene Dunne
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Allan Jones Allan Jones
Gaylord Ravenal
Charles Winninger Charles Winninger
Cap'n Andy Hawks
Helen Morgan Helen Morgan
Julie
Helen Westley Helen Westley
Parthy Ann Hawks
Queenie Smith Queenie Smith
Elly May Chipley
Sammy White Sammy White
Frank Schultz


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Oscar Hammerstein II Oscar Hammerstein II
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Description: Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Showboat, based on Edna Ferber's 1926 novel, is a seminal American musical, the first to explore serious themes (most notably racism) and to truly integrate song with story and character. The plot follows three generations of a theatrical Mississippi riverboat family from the 1880s to the 1920s. The 1936 film version, directed by Englishman James Whale (Frankenstein), is probably the one that best captures the spirit its creators intended. First and foremost, it features Paul Robeson as Joe. His indelible rendition of "Ol' Man River," delivered strong, straight, and without bathos ... (more)
Release date: 17 May 1936
Tags: Musical (7), Based On A Novel (2), Romance (2), Racism (2), River Boat (1), Remake (1), Adventure (1), Music Video (1), 1936 (1), Comedy (1), Drama (1), 501 Must-See (1), Edna Ferber (1), Based On A Stage Musical (1), Boat (1), Usa (1), 1930s (1)
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"Ylipitkässä 30-luvun musikaalissa on ilahduttavan edistyksellinen näkemys esimerkiksi rotujen välisestä tasa-arvosta, ja sen laulut ovat hyviä. Paul Robesonin Ol' Man River -tulkinta on yksi hienoimmista Hollywood-musikaalin saavutuksista ja syystäkin filmin tunnetuin kohtaus. Valitettavasti elokuvan runko on kaavamainen ja vikaa on myös alkeellisissa teknisissä seikoissa, kuten joissain surkeissa roolisuorituksissa. Ohjaaja James Whalen tapauksessa puisevuus ei ole yleensä ongelma."


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"The 1936 version of Show Boat is considered by many film critics to be one of the classic film musicals of all time, and one of the best stage-to-film adaptations ever made. Ten numbers from the stage score are actually sung, with four others heard only as background music, and a tiny, almost unrecognizable fragment of the song "I Might Fall Back on You" is heard instrumentally at the beginning of the New Year's Eve sequence. Except for the final ten minutes of the film and the three additional "


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