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Joe (Character)
from Show Boat (1936)

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Joe is an African-American character in Edna Ferber's... See more »
Alternate Names:
Joe in 'Show Boat' / Joe in Show Boat / Ol' Man River' soloist in Show Boat scene


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  1. "Great Performances"
        - Some Enchanted Evening: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II (1995) TV episode, Played by Michel Bell (as Joe in 'Show Boat')
        - Show Boat (1989) TV episode, Played by P.L. Brown
        - Tales from the Hollywood Hills: The Old Reliable (1988) TV episode, Played by Tom Isbell
        - The Most Happy Fella (1980) TV episode, Played by Richard Muenz

  2. The Show Boat Story (1989) (TV) Played by Bruce Hubbard (as Joe in Show Boat)

  3. Show Boat (1951) Played by William Warfield

  4. Show Boat (1936) Played by Paul Robeson
    ... aka "Edna Ferber's Show Boat" - USA (complete title)
  5. The Great Ziegfeld (1936) Played by Thomas Clarke (as Ol' Man River' soloist in Show Boat scene)

  6. Show Boat (1929) Played by Stepin Fetchit / Jules Bledsoe
Archive Footage:
  1. Out of My Dreams: Oscar Hammerstein II (2012) (TV) Played by Paul Robeson
  2. "Biography"
        - The Great Ziegfeld (1996) TV episode, Played by Jules Bledsoe (as Joe in 'Show Boat')
  3. The Show Boat Story (1989) (TV) Played by Stepin Fetchit / Paul Robeson
  4. Musical Comedy Tonight III (1985) (TV) Played by Paul Robeson
    ... aka "Sylvia Fine Kaye's Musical Comedy Tonight III" - USA (complete title)
  5. The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story (1951) Played by William Warfield (as Joe in 'Show Boat')

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From Show Boat (1929)
[last lines]
Joe: [singing, dubbed by Jules Bledsoe] Look down, look down that lonesome road/ before you travel on./ Look up, look up, and see your Maker,/ For Gabriel blows his horn. /Weary totin' such a load,/ Trudgin' down that lonesome road,/ Look down, look down that lonesome road/ Before you travel on.
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