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Show boat [videorecording] / Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; produced by Loew's Inc. ; screen play by John Lee Mahin ; produced by Arthur Freed ; directed by George Sidney.

Publication:
[S.I. : s.n., 20--].
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968 -- Film adaptations.
Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960 -- Film adaptations.
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945 -- Film adaptations.
Gamblers -- Drama.
Women entertainers -- Drama.
Actresses -- Drama.
Showboats -- 19th century -- Drama.
Gambling on river boats -- Mississippi River -- 19th century -- Drama.
Paddle steamers -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Interracial marriage -- Drama.
Blacks -- Race identity.
Form/Genre:
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Musicals.
Language:
English or Spanish language soundtracks; optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
System Details:
DVD-R.
Summary:
Musical extravaganza which celebrates the loves and heartbreaks of a Mississippi riverboat troupe, starting with a young girl whose heart is stolen by a dashing gambler.
Participant:
Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Joe E. Brown, Marge and Gower Champion, Robert Sterling, Agnes Moorehead, Leif Erickson, William Warfield.
Credits:
Choreography, Robert Alton ; musical direction, Adolph Deutsch ; director of photography, Charles Rosher ; editor, John Dunning.
Notes:
Based on the musical play by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, from Edna Ferber's novel.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Local notes:
Presented to the Penn Libraries by Harvey Sheldon.
Penn Provenance:
Sheldon, Harvey (donor)
Contributor:
Sidney, George, 1916-2002 , Director
Freed, Arthur, 1894-1973 , Producer
Mahin, John Lee, 1902-1984. , Screenwriter
Grayson, Kathryn, 1922-2010. , Actor
Gardner, Ava, 1922-1990 , Actor
Keel, Howard, 1919-2004. , Actor
Brown, Joe E. (Joe Evan), 1892-1973. , Actor
Champion, Marge. , Actor
Champion, Gower, 1919-1980. , Actor
Sterling, Robert, 1917-2006. , Actor
Moorehead, Agnes, 1906-1974. , Actor
Erickson, Leif, 1911-1986 , Actor
Warfield, William. , Actor
Hammerstein, Oscar, 1895-1960. , Author
Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968. , Author
Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945. , Author
Deutsch, Adolph, 1897-1980 , Musical director
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. , Producer
Loew's Incorporated. , Producer
Turner Entertainment Co.. , Producer
Harvey Sheldon Jewish American Music Video Research Library (University of Pennsylvania)
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