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Show Boat (13-Jul-1951)

Director: George Sidney

Writer: John Lee Mahin

From novel: Show Boat by Edna Ferber

From a play: Show Boat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II

Musical Direction: Adolph Deutsch

Producer: Arthur Freed

Keywords: Musical

A gambler and the daughter of a riverboat captain fall in love, to the great consternation of her mother. Big-budget Technicolor MGM musical production, including construction of an impressive riverboat. Remake of Show Boat (1936), with significant changes including an abbreviated plot line. Received Oscar nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Score of a Musical.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joe E. Brown
Actor
28-Jul-1892 6-Jul-1973 Some Like It Hot
Gower Champion
Theater Director
22-Jun-1921 25-Aug-1980 Show Boat
Marge Champion
Dancer
2-Sep-1919   Show Boat
Leif Erickson
Actor
27-Oct-1911 29-Jan-1986 The High Chaparral
Ava Gardner
Actor
24-Dec-1922 25-Jan-1990 The Barefoot Contessa
Kathryn Grayson
Actor
9-Feb-1922 17-Feb-2010 Show Boat
Howard Keel
Actor
13-Apr-1919 7-Nov-2004 Clayton Farlow on Dallas
Agnes Moorehead
Actor
6-Dec-1900 30-Apr-1974 Endora on Bewitched
Robert Sterling
Actor
13-Nov-1917 30-May-2006 George Kerby on Topper
William Warfield
Singer
22-Jan-1920 25-Aug-2002 Porgy and Bess

CAST

Starring
Kathryn Grayson   ...   Magnolia Hawks
Ava Gardner   ...   Julie LaVerne
Howard Keel   ...   Gaylord Ravenal
with
Joe E. Brown   ...   Capt. Andy Hawks
Marge Champion   ...   Ellie May Shipley
Gower Champion   ...   Frank Schultz
Robert Sterling   ...   Stephen Baker
Agnes Moorehead   ...   Parthy Hawks
Leif Erickson   ...   Pete
William Warfield   ...   Joe

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