Show Boat DVD

SKU ID #306971
$19.98
Come one, come all to the Show Boat show!

From novel (by Edna Ferber) to Broadway smash (by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II) to three film versions (1929, 1936, 1951) to stage revivals. Like Ol' Man River, Show Boat just keeps rollin' along.

Produced by Arthur Freed and directed by George Sidney, this 1951 version of the saga of riverboat lives and loves has glorious stars (Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Marge and Gower Champion) in Technicolor® radiance, a made-from-scratch 170-foot paddle wheeler, timeless songs and an equally timeless outcry against racial bigotry. "This was music that would outlast Kern's day and mine," Ferber said in recalling her first reaction to hearin Ol' Man River. She was right as rain.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 108 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: August 8, 2000
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
    SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Director: George Sidney
  • Cast: Kathryn Grayson , Howard Keel , Ava Gardner , Joe Brown , Marge & Gower Champion , Robert Sterling , Agnes Moorehead , Adele Jergens , William Warfield , Leif Erickson , Owen McGiveney , Regis Toomey , Frank Wilcox , Chick Chandler , Emory Parnell , Ian MacDonald , Fuzzy Knight , Norman Leavitt
  • Genre: Musical
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Interactive Menus
    Theatrical Trailer
    Scene Access
  • Release Date: 1951

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4.54.5(15 reviews)See all 15 reviews
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15 Reviews
4.5

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4.5

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Pros

  • Entertaining (13)
  • Engaging characters (9)
  • Great cinematography (9)
  • High production value (8)
  • Original (5)

Cons

No Cons

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  • At home (11)
  • Adult viewers (5)
  • Perfect gift (4)
  • Younger viewers (4)
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5.0

Unforgettable

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from Hebron, Ct.

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  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
  • Informative

Cons

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    • At Home

    Comments about this product:

    I saw this movie when I was a littlr girl and fell in love. I also loved Edna Ferber's book. With each viewing I love it more.

     
    5.0

    Good Musical!

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    from Fremont, OH

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography

    Cons

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      Comments about this product:

      Good Musical with a good story

       
      5.0

      I can sing.. I can sing

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      from SW Okla

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      Pros

      • High Production Value

      Cons

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        • At Home

        Comments about this product:

        We wanted a copy for our collection

         
        5.0

        LOVE THESE OLD MUSICALS!!!

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        from Lancaster PA

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • Love Music You Can Unders
        • Original

        Cons

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          • At Home

          Comments about this product:

          Was in school Chorus for 4 years and loved it !!!

           
          4.0

          Gorgeous MGM Production

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          from New York City

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          Pros

          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • High Production Value

          Cons

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            • At Home

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            Possibly the most beautiful MGM film ever and without being a great-or-even-good film - it IS kinda terrific. The opening Cotton Blossom showboat reveal - with a full-on-operational boat steaming towards her - brought Marge Champion (plumb beguiling as Ellie) to tears on her first day to set ("the most beautiful thing I had ever seen"), and the ending sequence with Ava Gardner backing out of frame has one of the best - if not THE Best - MGM over-end-title choruses ever. Between there's some heavy slogging in story and pace, but there's always a pleasurable frame to gaze upon. Marge and Gower Champion have two-plus turns that are utterly charming and evidence Gower Champion as the MOST handsome (I'm not saying best folks [though REALLY good]) - male film terpsichorean ever. (I am sure Astaire/Kelly/Donald O'Connor/Gene Nelson/Ray McDonald/et-anybody-on-their-best-day-with-the-best-lighting saw him and groaned as no cinematic male dancer has ever looked so sexy/handsome/secure.) Excellent montages (especially the opening), eye-popping Technicolor, Central Casting "Leading Man" w/stolid-vocalism from Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson doing her weird tremolo-filled soprano-ing and wearing the ugliest dress in Hollywood during "After The Ball" sequence (Gee-Odd - just LOOK at the shoes), Joe E. Brown exhibiting the ground-under-him-showmanship that demonstrates why he was a former B'way star, and Ava Gardner expanding into a difficult role with assuredness. If in total not up to the 1936 version ("the best version of Show Boat ever" sez Danny Kaye's wife - Sylvia Fine Kaye [and I concur; Ava is no Helen Morgan, Keel no Alan Jones, William Warfield [though excellent] no Paul Robeson , Grayson ABSOLUTELY no Irene Dunne]) this 1954 version IS simply gorgeous and the zenith of MGMs 1950's production facility/ability. Highly recommended. Own this, see this, then in future fast forward to favorite moments of which - I guarantee - there will be legion.

             
            5.0

            great movie

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            from Weston,West Virginia

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
            • Informative

            Cons

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              • At Home

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              I bought this movie to watch at home it is an excellent movie great actors and great color

               
              4.0

              Good movie

              By 

              from Tuc, AZ

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining

              Cons

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                • At Home

                Comments about this product:

                Great music

                 
                4.0

                Ian MacDonald is my Grandmothers Cousin.

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                from Lake Havasu City, AZ

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                Pros

                • Entertaining
                • Great musical

                Cons

                • Not Enough Ian Macdonald

                Best Uses

                • Perfect Gift
                • Perfect Gift For Family

                Comments about this product:

                Ian plays Miss Gardner's drunk swell in "Showboat". I am giving "Showboat", "ComancheTerritory", "Public Enemy" and other movies with Ian MacDonald to my daughter for Christmas this year.
                Along with a photo of him and her Greatgrandmother at Ian's wedding.
                I believe she will appreciate her family history in Hollywood!

                 
                3.0

                great musical

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                from san jpse, ca

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Original

                Cons

                • Not What I Expected

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                • Adult Viewers
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                Comments about this product:

                Overall, the movie is a good classic musical.

                 
                5.0

                I willl buy more and more of movies.

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                from Ponchatoula, Louisiana

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                Pros

                • Great picture
                • Just Like I Remembered It

                Cons

                • none

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                Comments about this product:

                Family entertainment

                 
                4.0

                I would buy this product again and again

                By 

                from Clearwater,fl

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                Pros

                • Anyone Who Loves Music
                • Are Greatfans Of Jerome
                • Entertaining
                • For Entertaining For
                • Funkathrynavahoward
                • Great Cinematography
                • Ii Will Have Great Time
                • Kern Oscar Hammerstein
                • This Movie Is Great
                • Very Great Dancing And

                Cons

                • Disappointing
                • Disconsolate In Some
                • I Have Discontentment And
                • Is So Innocent To The
                • Most Of The Timekathryn
                • Not What I Expected
                • Screen Ava Is Not So
                • Screensava Is Not So Her
                • Sensational As She Is
                • World

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                • Adult Viewers
                • Every Ones
                • Perfect Gift
                • This Is A Perfect Gift To
                • Travel
                • Very Good For Everyone
                • Very Good Recreation For
                • Who Love Entertainment
                • Younger Viewers

                Comments about this product:

                The product that I use all the time,has to be the one that make me very happy.Many times you learn the place,tradition,adaptation,etc.from seeing the movies.Some bad product can make you dislike the world and make you have a bad dream which is not good for your health.

                 
                5.0

                Always has been a great story.

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                from Naples, Florida

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Great Cinematography
                • High Production Value
                • Original

                Cons

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                  Comments about this product:

                  This is a treasured memory of the "good old days."

                   
                  4.0

                  Americana with a Kern score

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                  from Parrish, FL

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                  Pros

                  • Entertaining
                  • High Production Value

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                      Kern's music is always wonderful, the performances are first-rate, but the pace is slow by today's standards.

                       
                      5.0

                      Love it!

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                      from Rural Oklahoma

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                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining
                      • Great Cinematography
                      • High Production Value
                      • Original

                      Cons

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                        • At Home

                        Comments about this product:

                        Lovely music...believable plot...Love the Mississippi!

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        IT'S AN EXCELLENT DVD

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                        from FOREST LAKE MN

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Great Cinematography
                        • High Production Value
                        • Informative
                        • Original

                        Cons

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                          • Perfect Gift

                          Comments about this product:

                          IT'S A GREAT DVD MADE FOR US OLDER FOLKS. NO SCREAMING LYRICS OR WORDS THAT YOU CANT UNDERSTAND

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