Show Boat (BLU-RAY)

Show Boat (BLU-RAY)

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One of the greatest Broadway musicals comes to the screen in this tale of music, racial bigotry and enduring love as outsized as the American heartland set aboard a Mississippi River Show Boat .

Magnolia Brown (Kathryn Grayson) has grown up onboard a sailing theater, plying the river from town to town to entertain people, dreaming of a life on stage. When the star—Julie LaVerne (Ava Gardner)—has her part African-American ancestry revealed, she is forced to leave, and Magnolia steps in to take Julie's place on stage.

Magnolia soon falls in love with her leading man, the handsome gambler and rogue, Gaylord Ravenal (Howard Keel). The two marry, have a daughter and live happily—for a while.

When Ravenal's gambling debts force Magnolia to find a job, Julie LaVerne again leaves her starring role—this time voluntarily—to give Magnolia the break she needs, leading to stardom.

Based on the Broadway musical and the novel by Edna Ferber, and featuring the songs "Ol' Man River," "Where's the Mate for Me?" "Make Believe," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" and "Bill."

Special Features:

  • Commentary by Diretor George Sidney
  • Till The CLouds Roll By - Show Boat (1946) Sequence
  • "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" and "Bill" with Ava Gardner vocal (audio only)
  • Lux Radio THeatre Broadcast  (2/11/52)
  • Theatrical Trailer