The complete Show boat / [produced for laser disc by George Feltenstein, Allan Fisch and Peter Fitzgerald]

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Subjects: Musical films
Feature films
Film adaptations
Formats: Video Recording, Laserdisc
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: [Santa Monica, CA] : MGM/UA Home Video, c1994
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (ca. 5 hr., 57 min.) : b&w and col. ; 12 in
Added Titles: Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945 Show boat
Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968 Show boat
Show boat (Motion picture : 1929)
Show boat (Motion picture : 1936)
Show boat (Motion picture : 1951)
Till the clouds roll by (Motion picture).Show boat
Alternate Title(s): Show boat (Motion picture : 1929).
, Show boat (Motion picture : 1936).
, Show boat (Motion picture : 1951).
, Till the clouds roll by (Motion picture).Show boat.
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: Showboat
Additional Authors: Pollard, Harry, 1879-1934
Whale, James, d. 1957
Sidney, George, 1916-2002
La Plante, Laura, 1904-1996
Schildkraut, Joseph, 1895-1964
Fetchit, Stepin
Dunne, Irene, 1898-1990
Jones, Allan, 1907-1992
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976
McDaniel, Hattie, 1895-1952
Grayson, Kathryn, 1922-2010
Martin, Tony, 1913-
Horne, Lena
Keel, Howard, 1919-2004
Gardner, Ava, 1922-1990
Brown, Joe E. (Joe Evan), 1892-1973
Moorehead, Agnes, 1906-1974
Warfield, William
Champion, Marge
Champion, Gower, 1919-1980
Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960
MGM/UA Home Video (Firm)
Notes: ISBN: 079282458X
ISBN: 9780792824589
UPC: 027616487063
Laser Disc, sides 1-6, extended play; side 7 standard play
Motion pictures based on a musical stage play
Cast: Show boat 1929: Laura LaPlante, Joseph Schildkraut, Alma Rubens, Stepin Fetchit; Show boat 1936: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson, Helen Morgan, Helen Westley; Show boat sequence from Till the clouds roll by 1946: Kathryn Grayson, Tony Martin, Lena Horne; Show boat 1951: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ava Gardner, Joe E. Brown, Marge and Gower Champion, Robert Sterling, Agnes Moorehead, William Warfield
Credits: Music, Jerome Kern; directors, Harry A. Pollard (1929 version), James Whale (1936 version), Geroge Sidney (1951 version)
Originally produced as motion picture in 1929, 1936, 1946 and 1951. The 1929, 1936 and 1951 productions were based on the musical play Show boat by Oscar Hammerstein, II and Jerome Kern, which, in turn, was based on the novel Show boat by Edna Ferber
Digital sound, multi audio
Show boat 1951; Color by Technicolor
Cast lists from accompanying sheet in box
Summary: In all four versions of Show boat as a motion picture, the dashing Gaylord Ravenal and the lovely Magnolia Hawks grapple with love, disappointment, loss and acceptance both on and off her father's Mississippi riverboat in a turbulent relationship in which Magnolia transforms from a shy, guileless girl into a mature woman
Contents: Side 1-2. Show boat 1929 / directed by Harry A. Pollard (ca. 1 hr., 58 min.) -- Side 3-4. Show boat 1936 / produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; directed by James Whale (ca. 1 hr., 53 min.) -- Side 5-6. Show boat 1951 / screenplay by John Lee Mahin ; directed by George Sidney ; produced by Arthur Freed (ca. 1hr., 43 min.) -- Side 7. Show boat excerpt from Till the clouds roll by 1946. Trailers : Show boat 1951. Still gallery
"ML104870"--Videodisc labels and box
Audio tracks: Analog left contains the Ava Gardner recordings (not used in the final film); analog right contains commentary from director George Sidney (1951 version); analog tracks of Sides 1 - 3 contain audio portion only of the prologue to the 1929 version, and test recordings and the unedited pre-recordings for the 1951 version
Supplemental material includes: Show Boat sequence (15 minutes) from Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) two trailers from the 1951 version, and a still gallery; audio commentary from director George Sidney (1951 version)
In memory of Frances S. Stafford
Donation Info: Honoree : Stafford, Frances S
OCLC Number: 34070154
ISBN/ISSN: 079282458X