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1. The Helen Morgan Story (1957)

118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.3
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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.

Writers: Nelson Gidding, Stephen Longstreet, Dean Riesner, Oscar Saul | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Ann Blyth, Paul Newman, Richard Carlson, Gene Evans

2. Show Boat (1951)

Passed | 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.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Edna Ferber | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Joe E. Brown

3. Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Passed | 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.

Writers: Oliver H.P. Garrett, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Arthur Caesar | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor | Stars: Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Leo Carrillo

4. Show Boat (1936)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.8
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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.

Writers: Edna Ferber, Oscar Hammerstein II | Director: James Whale | Stars: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson

5. The Naughty Nineties (1945)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.4
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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.

Writers: Edmund L. Hartmann, John Grant, Edmund Joseph, Hal Fimberg, Felix Adler | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Curtis, Rita Johnson

6. Mississippi (1935)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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A young pacifist after refusing on principle to defend her sweetheart's honor and being banished in disgrace, joins a riverboat troupe as a singer, acquires a reputation as a crackshot ... See full summary »

Writers: Francis Martin, Jack Cunningham, Herbert Fields, Claude Binyon, Booth Tarkington | Directors: A. Edward Sutherland, Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Joan Bennett, Queenie Smith

7. My Architect (2003)

116 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974.

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

8. The Yellow Rose of Texas (1944)

69 min | Comedy, Music, Western

5.7
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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 »

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

9. Captain Spanky's Show Boat (1939)

11 min | Family, Comedy, Short

5.9
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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 »

Writers: Hal Law, Robert A. McGowan | Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Robert Blake, Darla Hood, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

10. Stage Struck (1925)

70 min | Comedy

8.1
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Writers: Frank R. Adams, Forrest Halsey, Sylvia LaVarre | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Lawrence Gray, Gertrude Astor, Oliver Sandys

11. 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.

Writers: Eddie Davis, Matt Brooks, Anthony Veiller, Mortimer Offner | Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Bob Burns, Jack Oakie, Kenny Baker, Victor Moore

12. Yes Sir, Mr. Bones (1951)

Approved | 54 min | Comedy, Music

5.1
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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.

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

13. In Old Sacramento (1946)

Approved | 89 min | Romance, Western

6.8
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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 »

Writers: Frances Hyland, Frank Gruber, Jerome Odlum | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Bill Elliott, Constance Moore, Henry H. Daniels Jr., Ruth Donnelly

14. Dixie Jamboree (1944)

Approved | 72 min | Musical

4.3
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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.

Writers: Sam Neuman, Lawrence Taylor | Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Frances Langford, Guy Kibbee, Eddie Quillan, Charles Butterworth

15. Stand By All Networks (1942)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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An intrepid radio reporter sets out to track down and expose Nazi agents.

Writers: Maurice Tombragel, Doris Malloy, Robert Lee Johnson | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Florence Rice, John Beal, Margaret Hayes, Alan Baxter

16. Ridin' on a Rainbow (1941)

Approved | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Musical

6.2
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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.

Writers: Bradford Ropes, Doris Malloy | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Mary Lee, Carol Adams

17. Win, Place and Showboat (1950)

Animation, Short, Music

5.6
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Writers: Larz Bourne, Larry Riley | Director: Izzy Sparber

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. Mississippi Swing (1939)

Animation, Short

4.0
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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.

Writer: John Foster | Director: Connie Rasinski

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

Comedy, Music

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Writers: Will Glickman, Buddy Arnold, Pat McCormick, Ron Clark | Director: Bill Foster | Stars: Jimmy Dean, Hank Snow, The Rainbow Branch Boys, Carl Smith