SKU 6283

SHOW BOAT (1929)

Harry A. Pollard, Arch Heath (uncredited) Writers: Edna Ferber (by), Edward J. Montaigne Laura La Plante ... Magnolia Joseph Schildkraut Joseph Schildkraut ... Gaylord Ravenal Emily Fitzroy Emily Fitzroy ... Parthenia Ann Hawks Otis Harlan Otis Harlan ... Capt. Andy Hawks Alma Rubens Alma Rubens ... Julie Dozier Jack McDonald Jack McDonald ... Windy Jane La Verne Jane La Verne ... Magnolia as Child / Kim Neely Edwards Neely Edwards ... Schultzy Elise Bartlett Elise Bartlett ... Elly Stepin Fetchit Stepin Fetchit ... Joe Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Jules Bledsoe Jules Bledsoe ... Joe [prologue] Tess Gardella Tess Gardella ... Queenie [prologue] (as Aunt Jemima) Bettye Junod Bettye Junod ... Perfomer Carl Laemmle Carl Laemmle ... Carl Laemmle [prologue] Helen Morgan Helen Morgan ... Julie LaVerne [prologue]

This TCM production begins with Magnolia, the daughter of Captain Andy Hawks and his domineering wife, Parthy, enjoying her childhood aboard her father's show boat. Parthy, irritated over the supposed influence of leading lady Julie fires her, despite her husband's objections. Many years later, Magnolia is a young woman and becomes a leading lady. Her leading man is Gaylord Ravenal, a riverboat gambler with whom she falls in love and elopes. But the sudden and unexpected death of Captain Andy forces the couple to leave the boat and move to Chicago rather than endure the disapproving Parthy, and Ravenal's gambling luck soon runs out. Then, Parthy announces she's coming for a visit.

DVD-R has some sound and some intertitles with no subtitles. Approx. 118 mins.  See film samples for sound and video quality!  


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