Show Boat

United States, 1951

Film
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The 1951 MGM film of the great stage musical, based on the 1926 novel by Edna Ferber, is a charming, beautiful entertainment with an endearing cast, including Kathryn Grayson as Magnolia, Howard Keel as the gambler, Gaylord Ravenal, and Ava Gardner, nominated for an Academy Award, as the tragic Julie Laverne.

Credits

director

George Sidney

producer

Arthur Freed

production company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Language

English

Duration

01:44:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35259

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Musicals

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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