Show Boat Poster

Release Date: 1936

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
Based on Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Broadway hit, this musical spans four decades in the lives of performers on a Mississippi river boat. Sheltered beauty Magnolia Hawks (Irene Dunne) takes over as the show's leading lady when mulatto Julie (Helen Morgan) and her white husband are forced out of town by a narrow-minded sheriff. Charismatic opportunist Gaylord Ravenal (Allan Jones) wins Magnolia's heart, but his gambling losses threaten to ruin their chances for a happy marriage.

Cast: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Helen Westley, Paul Robeson, Helen Morgan, Donald Cook, Sammy White

Director: James Whale

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Father, Fall, Emotional, Growing up, Daughter, Love, Marriage, Forbidden love, Melodramatic