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Magic Lantern Theater  presents Showboat

Show Boat is a 1951 American musical romantic drama film, based on the stage musical of the same name by Jerome Kern (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (script and lyrics), and the 1926 novel by Edna Ferber. It was made by MGM, adapted for the screen by John Lee Mahin and directed by George Sidney.

Filmed previously in 1929 and in 1936, this third adaptation of Show Boat was shot in Technicolor in the typical MGM lavish style. The film stars Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, and Howard Keel, with Joe E. Brown, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, William Warfield, Robert Sterling, Agnes Moorehead and Leif Erickson. Unlike the 1936 film, none of the members of the original Broadway cast of the show appeared in this version.

The 1951 Show Boat was the most financially successful of the film adaptations of the show: one of MGM's most popular musicals, it was the third-most profitable film of that year.

Date:
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time:
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Campus:
Handley Library
Categories:
Performances & Lectures   Programs for Grown-Ups  

Event Organizer

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Friends of Handley Regional Library

Barbara Dickinson,

Executive Director

(540) 662-9041 ext. 31

friends@handleyregional.org