Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: It’s a Universal Picture
Show Boat | USA | 1936 | 35mm | 113 min. Director: James Whale
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Cast: Irene Dunne, Helen Morgan, Paul Robeson The best film adaptation of the popular Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein musical follows the life of Magnolia Hawks (Dunne), from her father’s showboat on the Mississippi to her own experiences in Chicago. The score includes “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man Of Mine”, and a haunting rendition of “Ol’ Man River” sung by Robeson. Print courtesy UCLA Film & Television Archive.