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Show Boat (1951)

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108 min | Drama, Family, Musical

The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour.
Writers
John Lee Mahin (screen play) | Jerome Kern (based on the immortal musical play "Show Boat" by) | Oscar Hammerstein II (based on the immortal musical play "Show Boat" by) | Edna Ferber (from novel)
Cinematographer
Editor
John D. Dunning (as John Dunning)
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Budget
$ 2,295,429
Gross (USA)
$ 5,293,000
Gross (World)
$ 7,621,000
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Release date
Sep 24, 1951 (United States)

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Kathryn Grayson
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Ava Gardner
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Howard Keel
Gaylord Ravenal Gaylord Ravenal   See fewer
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Joe E. Brown
Cap'n Andy Hawks Cap'n Andy Hawks   See fewer
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Marge Champion
Ellie May Shipley Ellie May Shipley   See fewer
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Gower Champion
Frank Schultz Frank Schultz   See fewer
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Robert Sterling
Steven Baker Steven Baker   See fewer
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Agnes Moorehead
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Leif Erickson
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Boyd Ackerman
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Bette Arlen
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Mary Bezemes
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Chet Brandenburg
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Carol Brewster
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Peter Camlin
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Sue Casey
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Chick Chandler
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Linda Christian
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Sheila Clark
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John Crawford
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Frank Dae
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Nova Dale
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Roy Damron
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Anne Dore
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Bess Flowers
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Robert Fortier
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Mary Jane French
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William Hall
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Len Hendry
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Earle Hodgins
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Shep Houghton
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Tom Irish
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Claude Jaeger
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Joyce Jameson
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Michael Jeffers
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Fuzzy Knight
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John Phillip Law
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Gil Perkins
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7 / 10 | 3,972 votes