Show Boat

The content on this page is provided by a Time Out partner.

Based on Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Broadway hit, this musical spans four decades in the lives of performers on a Mississippi river boat. Sheltered beauty Magnolia Hawks (Irene Dunne) takes over as the show's leading lady when mulatto Julie (Helen Morgan) and her white husband are forced out of town by a narrow-minded sheriff. Charismatic opportunist Gaylord Ravenal (Allan Jones) wins Magnolia's heart, but his gambling losses threaten to ruin their chances for a happy marriage.

Release details

Duration: 0 mins

Cast and crew

Director: James Whale
Screenwriter: Oscar Hammerstein II
Cast: Irene Dunne
Allan Jones
Helen Morgan
Paul Robeson
Charles Winninger
Hattie McDaniel
Donald Cook