Show Boat Poster

Release Date: December 26th, 1990

DVD Release Date: August 8th, 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
When it comes to music on the Mississippi river, the Cotton Blossom show boat is the place to go. When musical main attraction Julie Laverne (Ava Gardner) and her husband are suddenly forced to leave the show, Cotton Blossom owner Andy Hawks' (Joe E. Brown) own daughter, Magnolia (Kathryn Grayson), takes center stage. She soon falls madly in love with roguish gambler Gaylord Ravenal (Howard Keel), and the two leave the Cotton Blossom on a honeymoon -- only to enter into a tumultuous marriage.

Cast: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ava Gardner, Joe E. Brown, Gower Champion, Marge Champion, Robert Sterling, Agnes Moorehead

Director: George Sidney

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Loew's Inc., Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Melodramatic, Marriage, Wife, Forbidden love, Temptation, Daughter, Husband


Nominated Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)
Nominated Cinematography (Color)