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Show Boat (1936) (Edna Ferber's Show Boat)

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Irene Dunne Irene Dunne
Magnolia
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
(stage play)


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Show Boat

2 years, 10 months ago at Mar 5 22:05
My knowledge of the film versions of Show Boat is limited to the 1951 version with Ava Gardner and the heavily truncated version wedged into the opening of Till the Clouds Roll By. I had heard of this version, and knew that James Whale, one of the great-underrated talents of the era, directed it, but it wasn’t easily available. Widely considered the greatest movie musicals, and the penultimate a... read more
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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 (6), Romance (2), Racism (2), Based On A Novel (2), Adventure (1), Remake (1), Boat (1), Music Video (1), 1936 (1), Based On A Stage Musical (1), Edna Ferber (1), River Boat (1), 501 Must-See (1), Drama (1), Comedy (1)
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Kurkkuharja rated this 5/10 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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My movie year 2018 (720 movies items)

"29.11. (Teatteri/35 mm) Rasistinenhan tämä oli ja laulukohtauksetkin olivat kamalia. Silti vuoden omituisin leffakokemus: syyt eivät löytyneet itse filmistä, enkä ala niitä sen enempiä erittelemään. Uusi keskustakirjasto Rööri on muuten aivan sairaan ruma hirvitys. Haluaako kukaan osallistua Heikki Kinnunen -maratoniin? Sen voisi järjestää vaikka jouluaattona Tumpin luona?"


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"29.11. Cinema, 1st viewing DIRECTED BY James Whale "


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Show Boat

“My knowledge of the film versions of Show Boat is limited to the 1951 version with Ava Gardner and the heavily truncated version wedged into the opening of Till the Clouds Roll By. I had heard of this version, and knew that James Whale, one of the great-underrated talents of the era, directed it, but it wasn’t easily available. Widely considered the greatest movie musicals, and the penultimate adaptation of the stage show, this 1936 version of Show Boat was an object of my obsession in tracking down to view. So, thank god for the internet is all I’ll say.   For a movie that placed into the National Film Registry thirty years ago, this version of Show Boat has been a ghostly presence in the home-video market. Along with a 1929 half-silent/half-talkie version also produced by Universa” read more

JxSxPx rated this 8/10 2 years, 10 months ago