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Show boat 1936 (Region 1) DVD

This second film version of the Edna Ferber/Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II musical Show Boat is considered by many film buffs to be the best of the three.

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  • Format: DVD Region 1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Year of Recording: 1936
  • Actors: Allan Jone, Charles Winninger, Irene Dunne
  • Director: James Whale
  • Runtime: 136
  • DVD Region: Region 1
  • Barcode: 883316951767
  • Release Date: 29th April 2014
  • Certification: R

Edna Ferber’s classic tale of life and love among a theatrical troupe on a Mississippi riverboat has received many dramatic treatments since its birth over eighty years ago. But none is more satisfying than this 1936 production, widely accepted as the best and most faithful of three screen versions of the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical. A splendid, indeed definitive cast features Irene Dunne as the lovely Magnolia, fated to fall for Allan Jones’ dashing riverboat gambler, Gaylord Ravenal. It is their turbulent romance and Magnolia’s growth from a shy guileless girl to a mature star of the stage that form the core of the story. In her last film appearance, Helen Morgan will break your heart as the tragic Julie, with her songs “Bill” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man.” And there is perhaps no more memorable performance in musical history than Paul Robeson’s moving rendition of “Ol’ Man River.”

PLEASE NOTE: This is a REGION ONE DVD coded for viewing in the U.S. and Canada. It may not be viewable in other countries unless you have a player designed to play REGION ONE or ALL REGIONS. If in doubt check with the manufacturer of your DVD player before ordering.

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