Show Boat (U)

Show 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. This is a superb film version of one of the classic American musicals with the high point, now and forever, being Paul Robeson singing his immortal rendition of ‘Ol' Man River.’ Screening during Black History Month, and in conjunction with a talk on Robeson on Oct 14.

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Sunday 29 Oct 202315:30 Book Now