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James Whale's Original SHOW BOAT Film Now Available

June 13
2:00 AM 2014

James Whale's Original SHOW BOAT Film Now AvailableA newly restored edition of iconic movie musical SHOW BOAT arrived on DVD in its original 1936 iteration for the very first time this year according to a new listing at Warner Archives, and the title is also now available on Amazon.

The official description of SHOW BOAT is as follows: "SHOW BOAT (1936) James Whale's extremely faithful adaptation of the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein musical sensation makes its DVD debut at last! Based on an Edna Ferber novel, Show Boat denotes the romantic misadventures of a central star-crossed pair of river boat performers (Irene Dunne and Allan Jones) and the lives of the river show boat folk on both sides of the racial divide. With Hammerstein enlisted as scripter as well as the stage show's orchestrator and conductor (Robert Russell Bennett and Victor Baravalle), not to mention a star-studded cast of vets of various stage incarnations (Paul Robeson, Helen Morgan, Charles Winninger, Sammy White, Francis X. Mahoney, Irene Dunne, Allan Jones), Show Boat is as close as you can come to a 1932 ticket to the Great White Way. Out of home video circulation for years, this boat comes to port at last in a sparkling new edition. Newly Remastered Shop Exclusive! Initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand."

Order SHOW BOAT on DVD at the official site here and on Amazon here.

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