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Show Boat (1929)

TV-G
147 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A mostly silent version of Edna Ferber's original novel, with some songs from the musical as a last-minute addition
Writers
Edna Ferber (by) | Charles Kenyon (continuity) | Edward J. Montaigne (story supervisor) | Harry A. Pollard (dialogue arranger) (as Harry Pollard) | Tom Reed (dialogue arranger) (titles)
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Updated Mar 16, 1929

Release date
Jul 28, 1929 (United States)

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29 cast members
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Laura La Plante
Magnolia Magnolia   See fewer
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Joseph Schildkraut
Gaylord Ravenal Gaylord Ravenal   See fewer
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Emily Fitzroy
Parthenia Ann Hawks Parthenia Ann Hawks   See fewer
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Otis Harlan
Capt. Andy Hawks Capt. Andy Hawks   See fewer
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Alma Rubens
Julie Dozier Julie Dozier   See fewer
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Jane La Verne
Magnolia as Child / Kim Magnolia as Child / Kim   See fewer
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Neely Edwards
Schultzy Schultzy   See fewer
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Jules Bledsoe
Joe [prologue] Joe [prologue]   See fewer
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Tess Gardella
Queenie [prologue] (as Aunt Jemima) Queenie [prologue] (as Aunt Jemima)   See fewer
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Bettye Junod
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Carl Laemmle
Himself [prologue] Himself [prologue]   See fewer
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Helen Morgan
Julie LaVerne [prologue] Julie LaVerne [prologue]   See fewer
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Plantation Singers
Offscreen chorus Offscreen chorus   See fewer
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Dixie Jubilee Singers
Themselves [prologue] (as Jubilee Chorus) Themselves [prologue] (as Jubilee Chorus)   See fewer
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Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.
Himself [prologue] Himself [prologue]   See fewer
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Max Asher
Utility Man (uncredited) Utility Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Matthew 'Stymie' Beard
Child (uncredited) Child (uncredited)   See fewer
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The Billbrew Chorus
Singers (uncredited) Singers (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Chesebro
Steve Baker (uncredited) Steve Baker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Coleman
Stagehand (uncredited) Stagehand (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claude Collins
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Carl Herlinger
Wheelsman (uncredited) Wheelsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Holden
Means (uncredited) Means (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gertrude Howard
Queenie (uncredited) Queenie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Theodore Lorch
Frank (uncredited) Frank (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Yearsley
The Killer (uncredited) The Killer (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 179 votes