Married entertainers (Ava Gardner and Robert Sterling) are forced to leave the showboat Cotton Blossom because of the wife's mixed blood. The captain's daughter (Kathryn Grayson) and gambler Gaylord Ravenal (Howard Keel) take over the act, fall in love, marry and leave the boat for Chicago. There, they live off his gambling earnings, which dry up fast. Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein provide the score for this adaptation of the Broadway hit.
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- George Sidney
- This movie is
- 1952 Academy Award®
- Best Cinematography Color nominee
- Best Music Score nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
French, English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Very nice DVD with an excellent transfer.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it