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Light bio-pic of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern, featuring renditions of the famous songs from his musical plays by contemporary stage artists, including a condensed production of ... See full summary »

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Jane Witherspoon (segment "Leave It to Jane") / Lou Ellen Carter (segment "Oh, Boy!")
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James I. Hessler
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Bandleader in Elite Club
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Una Trance (segment "The Girl from Utah") / Herself
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Gower Champion ...
Dance Specialty (segment "Roberta")
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Light bio-pic of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern, featuring renditions of the famous songs from his musical plays by contemporary stage artists, including a condensed production of his most famous: 'Showboat'. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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The mammoth musical of Jerome Kern's dramatic life story!

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Biography | Musical

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Release Date:

3 January 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Silver Lining  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,841,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,724,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

For the 1946 Broadway revival of "Show Boat", which opened before this film was released, Oscar Hammerstein II not only changed the "N word" in the opening chorus to "Colored folks", but rewrote the entire second verse of that chorus because to him it seemed racially questionable. In "Till the Clouds Roll By", the verse is heard as Hammerstein originally wrote it in 1927 for the original stage production of "Show Boat", but the phrase "Colored folks work on the Mississippi" has been changed to "Here we all work on the Mississippi". See more »

Goofs

When Charles Frohman sails to England, the pier worker removes a sign saying "S.S. Lusitania". The Lusitania was a Royal Mail Ship, thus it should have said, "R.M.S. Lusitania". See more »

Quotes

Victor Herbert: [congratulating Jerome Kern on his composing ability] My boy, you've got a song to sing.
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Soundtracks

Show Boat
Broadway Premiere Sequence:
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by MGM Studio Orchestra and Chorus
1. Cotton Blossom
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by MGM Studio Orchestra and Chorus
2. Where's The Mate For Me?
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Tony Martin
3. Make Believe
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Kathryn Grayson and Tony Martin
4. Life Upon The Wicked Stage
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Virginia O'Brien and Women's Chorus
5. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Lena Horne
6. Ol' Man River
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Caleb Peterson, Frieda Shaw's Ethiopian Chorus, and Chorus
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An interesting film where MGM was at the highest of heights
12 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well this is an interesting film from the times when MGM was simply an enormous studio pouring out more film then, it seems we could ever watch.

I have to say this film is simply boring and the length is far too long. The idea of the film is great and there's one more factor that makes it memorable.

They say MGM had more stars then were in the galaxy. They have plenty in this film and some still stand today. Judy (Garland), Angela (Lansbury) and Frank (Sinatra) all gave the film zest with their musical numbers. However the only problem with the film is, it's very hard to watch in just one showing.

However if you like the history of MGM, watch the studio with power, zest and plenty of stars to pass the time as those clouds roll by.


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