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Show Boat

Directed by Harry A. Pollard
1929    2h 26m    Not Rated
This film sticks very closely to the Edna Ferber novel, rather than the musical based on the novel. There are only two major changes from Ferber's book : *Julie in this version is a white woman, not a racially mixed one; therefore she and her husband are not unlawfully married. * Ravenal returns at the end, instead of dying as in the novel
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Cast of Show Boat
  • Laura La PlanteMagnolia
  • Joseph SchildkrautGaylord Ravenal
  • Emily FitzroyParthenia Ann Hawks
  • Otis HarlanCapt. Andy Hawks
  • Alma RubensJulie Dozier
  • Jack McDonaldWindy
  • Jane La VerneMagnolia as Child / Kim
  • Neely EdwardsSchultzy
  • Elise BartlettElly
  • Stepin FetchitJoe
  • Jules BledsoeJoe [prologue]
  • Tess GardellaQueenie [prologue]
  • Carl LaemmleHimself [prologue]
  • Helen MorganJulie LaVerne [prologue]
  • Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.Himself [prologue]
  • Max AsherUtility Man
  • Matthew BeardChild
  • George ChesebroSteve Baker
  • Jim ColemanStagehand
  • Claude Collins
  • Carl HerlingerWheelsman
  • Harry HoldenMeans
  • Gertrude HowardQueenie
  • Theodore LorchFrank
  • Ralph YearsleyThe Killer

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