Rent Show Boat on DVD

Show Boat

1951 Rated NR 1hr 47m

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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Movie Details

1952 Academy Award®
  • Best Cinematography Color nominee
  • Best Music Score nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


Spanish (Neutral), French, English

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Very nice DVD with an excellent transfer.