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Show Boat (1936)

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113 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady.
Director
Writers
Edna Ferber | Oscar Hammerstein II (stage play) (screen play)
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Bernard W. Burton (as Bernard Burton) | Ted J. Kent (as Ted Kent)
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Updated May 14, 1936

Release date
May 17, 1936 (United States)

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7.4 / 10 | 2,640 votes