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1. Show Boat (1951)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.0
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The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Joe E. Brown

Votes: 3,559

2. Show Boat (1936)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.7
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Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson

Votes: 2,132

3. Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor | Stars: Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Leo Carrillo

Votes: 2,588

4. My Architect (2003)

116 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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81 Metascore

Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974.

Director: Nathaniel Kahn | Stars: Edmund Bacon, Edwina Pattison Daniels, Balkrishna Doshi, Frank Gehry

Votes: 2,727 | Gross: $2.75M

5. The Helen Morgan Story (1957)

118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.4
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Torch singer Helen Morgan rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune only to lose it all to alcohol and poor personal choices.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Ann Blyth, Paul Newman, Richard Carlson, Gene Evans

Votes: 516

6. The Naughty Nineties (1945)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.5
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When their captain is swindled out of his riverboat by a trio of gamblers, stage show star Abbott and his bumbling sidekick Costello must put things right.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Curtis, Rita Johnson

Votes: 1,442

7. The Yellow Rose of Texas (1944)

69 min | Comedy, Music, Western

5.6
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Insurance Investigator Roy is looking for Weston and the missing money he supposedly obtained in a robbery. When he catches him and listens to his story, he changes his mind about him. A ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Grant Withers

Votes: 113

8. Mississippi (1935)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Crosby plays a Philadelpia Quaker engaged to a Southern belle. He becomes a social outcast when he refuses to fight a duel. Fields then hires him to perform on his riverboat, promoting him ... See full summary »

Directors: A. Edward Sutherland, Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Joan Bennett, Queenie Smith

Votes: 331

9. Ridin' on a Rainbow (1941)

Approved | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Musical

6.3
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Gene's investigation of a bank robbery takes him to a showboat. There he finds that teenage singer Patsy's father has been working with the robbers to provide for her future.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Mary Lee, Carol Adams

Votes: 63

10. Captain Spanky's Show Boat (1939)

11 min | Family, Comedy, Short

6.0
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An abandoned old show boat is moored in a lazy creek. The Our Gang put the old vessel back to use when they stage a show featuring "Darla's Dancin' Dandies" and a "meller dramer" entitled "... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Our Gang, Robert Blake, Tommy Bond, Buddy Bowles

Votes: 42

11. Yes Sir, Mr. Bones (1951)

Approved | 54 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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A young boy finds himself in a home for retired minstrel acts. He's anxious to find out as much as he can about them, and flashbacks show what it was like back in the days of the minstrel shows.

Director: Ron Ormond | Stars: Chick Watts, Cotton Watts, Ches Davis, F.E. Miller

Votes: 18

12. In Old Sacramento (1946)

Approved | 89 min | Romance, Western

6.6
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Dashing Johnny Barrett has a secret identity: Spanish Jack, the masked bandit. Always one step ahead of the law, Barrett effortlessly balances his double life--robbing by night, romancing ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Bill Elliott, Constance Moore, Henry H. Daniels Jr., Ruth Donnelly

Votes: 42

13. Stage Struck (1925)

70 min | Comedy

8.4
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Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Lawrence Gray, Gertrude Astor, Oliver Sandys

Votes: 655

14. Stand By All Networks (1942)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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An intrepid radio reporter sets out to track down and expose Nazi agents.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Florence Rice, John Beal, Margaret Hayes, Alan Baxter

Votes: 47

15. Radio City Revels (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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A songwriter uses the songs one of his pupils writes while sleeping for his own contract.

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Bob Burns, Jack Oakie, Kenny Baker, Ann Miller

Votes: 94 | Gross: $0.51M

16. Mississippi Swing (1939)

Animation, Short

4.7
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When the showboat comes to town, all the black people flock to it. A slapstick burlesque of a minstrel show with some 1939 updates are shown, including "Gone With The Wind" references.

Director: Connie Rasinski

Votes: 7

17. Dixie Jamboree (1944)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Musical

4.4
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A medicine man on the last show boat on the Mississippi is mistaken by two gangsters as a bootleger, and has to envade them.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Frances Langford, Guy Kibbee, Eddie Quillan, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 47

18. TV Showboat (1960– )

30 min | Music

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A live variety show, with a showboat setting.

Stars: Jim Berinson, Colin Crane, Anne Lane, Hec McLennan

19. Win, Place and Showboat (1950)

Animation, Short, Music

5.4
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Director: Izzy Sparber

Votes: 9

20. The Jimmy Dean Show (1963–1966)
Episode: Episode dated 19 March 1964 (1964)

Comedy, Music

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Director: Bill Foster | Stars: Jimmy Dean, Hank Snow, The Rainbow Branch Boys, Carl Smith