Show Boat

  • 1951
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical

Greatly enhanced by its deft use of color, this third film version of Hammerstein and Kern's classic musical is nearly as good as the superlative second and much better than the lackluster first (1936 and 1929, respectively). Yet, as was the case with the 1936 version, the Motion Picture Academy barely acknowledged the film's excellence, nominating only...read more

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Show Boat - Official Trailer
02:08 — Backstage soap opera of entertainers on a showboat as it travels the Mississippi River. Third film version of the Hammerstein-Kern musical!

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Greatly enhanced by its deft use of color, this third film version of Hammerstein and Kern's classic musical is nearly as good as the superlative second and much better than the lackluster first (1936 and 1929, respectively). Yet, as was the case with the… (more)

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