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Show Boat
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7.8 IMDB rating

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Irene Dunne

Irene Dunne

Magnolia
Allan Jones

Allan Jones

Gaylord Ravenal
Charles Winninger

Charles Winninger

Cap'n Andy Hawks
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. ... (more)
Release date: 17 May 1936
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