Show Boat

{3.5/5} “I know there’s no other woman… no flesh-and-blood woman. But I can’t fight this Lady Luck of yours, this fancy queen in her green felt dress.

Show Boat, released in 1951

Gaylord, a gambler, and Magnolia, a show boat captain’s daughter, fall in love — Gaylord can’t help gambling, though. When it’s revealed that Julie, the star of the show, is half black she’s forced to leave. The musical has a few good songs, ones I didn’t realize came from here like “Ol’ Man River.” But I didn’t find the story very interesting. Stars Howard Keel and directed by George Sidney.

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