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      Show Boat

      Released Jul 28, 1929 2h 27m Musical List
      Reviews All is not well aboard Captain Andy Hawks' (Otis Harlan) floating night club, the Cotton Blossom. Hawks' overbearing wife, Parthy (Emily Fitzroy), has just fired main attraction Julie Dozier (Alma Rubens) out of fear that she is corrupting their daughter, Magnolia (Laura La Plante). Years later, Magnolia has taken Julie's place and ends up marrying rakish gambler Gaylord Ravenal (Joseph Schildkraut). When Captain Hawks dies unexpectedly, the new couple must flee or face Parthy's disapproval. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member This was released as both silent and talkie. The film itself is a hodgepodge as they couldn't decide it seems whether to make it one or the other and, because of that, it suffers immensely. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Great film despite the fact the film was not well-kept. There are some silent parts, that were presumably supposed to be part of the talk part. Despite the in/out sound of the version that I watched, it's a highly entertaining version of Show Boat. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis All is not well aboard Captain Andy Hawks' (Otis Harlan) floating night club, the Cotton Blossom. Hawks' overbearing wife, Parthy (Emily Fitzroy), has just fired main attraction Julie Dozier (Alma Rubens) out of fear that she is corrupting their daughter, Magnolia (Laura La Plante). Years later, Magnolia has taken Julie's place and ends up marrying rakish gambler Gaylord Ravenal (Joseph Schildkraut). When Captain Hawks dies unexpectedly, the new couple must flee or face Parthy's disapproval.
      Director
      Harry A. Pollard
      Producer
      Carl Laemmle
      Screenwriter
      Edna Ferber
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Universal Pictures
      Genre
      Musical
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 28, 1929, Original
      Runtime
      2h 27m