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Show Boat

Edna Ferber's Show Boat (USA: complete title)
Show Boat (United Kingdom)

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1936 May, 14
113 minutes
Comedy / Drama / Musical / Romance
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Adaptation of the Broadway musical. Magnolia Hawks is the lovely but protected, and thus very naive, daughter of Cap'n Andy Hawks, the genial proprietor of a show boat that cruises the Missisippi, and his nagging wife, Parthy. She is best friends with the show boat's star, Julie LaVerne, but Julie and her husband Steve are forced to leave when it is revealed that Julie has "Negro" blood in her, thereby breaking the state law by being married to the white Steve. Magnolia replaces Julie as the show boat's female star, and the show's new male star is the suave gambler Gaylord Ravenal. "Nola" and Gaylord fall in love and marry against Parthy's wishes. They and their young daughter lead the high life when Gaylord is lucky in gambling, but live like dirt when he's unlucky. During one such unlucky streak, a broken Gaylord leaves Nola, and she is forced to start over by returning to the stage. Like Old Man River, as the famous song from this show goes, she just keeps rollin' along. - IMDb

La canzone di Magnolia Italy
Edna Ferber's Show Boat (complete title) USA
Magnolia Spain
Magnólia Hungary
Magnólia (short title) Brazil
Magnólia Portugal
Magnólia: O Barco das Ilusões Brazil
Pesma reke (literal title) Yugoslavia
Show Boat Greece
Show Boat France
Show Boat United Kingdom
Show Boat Canada
Show Boat USA
Show Boat Australia
Showboat Austria
Statek komediantów Poland
Teater-Baaden Denmark
Teaterbåten Sweden
Teatterilaiva Finland
Úszó színház Hungary
Плавучий театр Soviet Union
ショウボート(1936) Japan

Children's Cast:

Bobs Watson [5] Willie Thomas
Marilyn Harris [11] Little Girl
Marilyn Knowlden [10] Kim
Delmar Watson [9] Boy
Artye Folz [15] Fat Girl
Patricia Barry [3] Kim Ravenal as a Baby
Ann Bupp [14] Minor Role