Show Boat (14-May-1936)|
Director: James Whale
Writer: Oscar Hammerstein II
From novel: Show Boat by Edna Ferber
From a play by: Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by: Jerome Kern
Producer: Carl Laemelle, Jr.
When it is found that the leading lady on a Mississippi show boat has mixed blood and is miscegenate, the riverboat captain's daughter becomes her replacement. One of the finest musicals ever made, it includes three from the original 1927 Broadway cast: Charles Winninger, Helen Morgan, and Francis X. Mahoney. Paul Robeson sings what became his signature song, Ol' Man River. Entered 1996 into the National Film Registry. Superior to the MGM remake, Show Boat (1951).
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