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I've been reading the above reviews and not one mentions the powerful Old Man River sung by William Warfield. What a voice and listen to those words. Makes me cry everytime. And that was not Ava Gardner's voice. Beautiful nonetheless. Lovely movie.
How can you NOT like this picture??????
This is pretty much a classic. It differs from the other versions and the original Is it a great motion picture? Not like a LAWRENCE OF ARABIA but it is a Great Motion Picture Musical. Kathryn Grayson's voice is amazing. The songs are classics. Howard Keel another great voice and talent. Marge and Gower Champion dancing. The costumes, sets, and all the technicals are first rate. It's always good to watch this movie again (and again and again). This is a 100 on a 1 to 100 just for the sheer entertainment!!!!
Excuse me, but TCM just aired this movie three days ago. Are the programmers paying ANY attention to the recent schedules, or just throwing darts at a list of movies?
Marge and Gower good. Sheila Clark adorable. Ravenal gallant heel, but hot. Post civil war African Americans no longer slaves, but look happy. Are they really? I assume that this is after the civil war. Miscegenation has evolved into today people being able to marry anyone they want to marry. Only Make Believe a favorite song. Also After the Ball. Morehead nasty. Andy great.
Este filme lindo demais. As canes so timas. Boat Show um filme que eu dou 10 estrelas por sua qualidade. TCM exiba este filme que eu considero uma preciosidade dos anos 50.
A Colorful Musical Spectacular.
- Frank Harris Horn
Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ava Gardner, Joe E. Brown & Marge and Gower Champion lead an all-star cast in George Sidney and Arthur Freed's color third remake of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Broadway musical hit about life on a Mississippi River show boat. Filmed before in 1929 and in 1936, this delightful, wonderful third remake features a medley of Kern and Hammerstein's songs including "Bill", "Make Believe", "Ol' Man River", "Can't Help Lovin' that Man", "I Might Fall Back on You", "Why Do I Love You?", "Where's the Mate for Me?" and "You Are Love". Filmed on location in Natchez, Mississippi and at the MGM Studios in Hollywood, California. Also starring Robert Sterling, Agnes Moorehead, Leif Erickson, William Warfield, Owen McGiveney, Emory Parnell, Sheila Clark, Regis Toomey, Adele Jergens, Frank Wilcox, Lisa Ferraday, Frances E. Williams, John "Fuzzy" Knight, Joyce Jameson, Edward Keane & John Crawford.
- Ray Marlitz
Blacks and Whites ignore racism and Sing and Dance.
Wonderful Music, great story, well acted. A tear jerker. One of the 5 best musicals EVER! Truly a classic in the class with 'Singin in the Rain' Dancing - Marge and Gower Chamion. Music by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein.
Showboat has to be one of my all time favourites. The chemistry between Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson was electrifying. I have seen this movie more times than I can count and every time I see it I get the same enjoyment. Of course I always have a box of kleenex by my side for the end of the movie. I didn't realize Ava Gardner could sing. She has such a beautiful voice. I can't wait to see it.
The Cotton Blossom
The Boat that was made for the movie was named The Cotton Blossom. The boat was purchased by Lamar Hunt and was put up at his theme park, Worlds of Fun, in Kansas City in 1973. It had shows in and outside,it had a gift shop and had many weddings on the bow.When the new owners took over the park in 1995 they demolished that grand old boat and sent to a land fill in Kansas. It was a sad day for many. I have the brass door knob From the wheel house and alot of pictures. Paul W. Butler Sr.