Sunday, February 28, 2016

Show Boat (1951) Musical, Starring Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, and Howard Keel

Show Boat (1951) Musical, Starring Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, and Howard Keel

Show Boat is a 1951 American musical romantic drama film based on the stage musical of the same name by Jerome Kern (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (script and lyrics), and the 1926 novel by Edna Ferber. This 1951 film version, by MGM, was adapted for the screen by John Lee Mahin, and was produced by Arthur Freed and directed by George Sidney.


Cast
  • Kathryn Grayson as Magnolia Hawks
  • Ava Gardner as Julie LaVerne
  • Howard Keel as Gaylord Ravenal
  • Joe E. Brown as Cap'n Andy Hawks
  • Marge Champion as Ellie Mae Shipley
  • Gower Champion as Frank Shultz
  • Robert Sterling as Steve Baker
  • Agnes Moorehead as Parthy Hawks
  • Leif Erickson as Pete
  • William Warfield as Joe

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