Show Boat 1936
Show Boat ★★★★ 1936
The second of three film versions of the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein musical (based on the Edna Ferber novel), filmed previously in 1929, about a Mississippi showboat and the life and loves of its denizens. Wonderful romance, unforgettable music. Director Whale also brought the world “Frankenstein.” The laser edition includes a historical audio essay by Miles Kreuger, excerpts from the 1929 version, Ziegfeld's 1932 stage revival, “Life Aboard a Real Showboat” (a vintage short), radio broadcasts, and a 300photo essay tracing the history of showboats. Remade 15 years later. ♫Ol' Man River; Ah Still Suits Me; Bill; Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man; Only Make Believe; I Have the Room Above Her; You Are Love; Gallivantin' Around; Cotton Blossom. 110m/B VHS . Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Paul Robeson, Helen Morgan, Hattie McDaniel, Charles Winninger, Donald Cook, Bobs Watson; D: James Whale; W: Oscar Hammerstein; M: Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Kern. Natl. Film Reg. '96.