Show Boat (1951) Poster



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Version of 

Show Boat (1929)
Show Boat (1936)
Great Performances: Show Boat (1989) (TV Episode)

Edited into 

Hollywood: The Dream Factory (1972) (TV Movie)
Cats Don't Dance (1997)
The showboat riding the river in the opening credits.


Dumbo (1941)
"Song of the Roustabouts" best song to "Ol' Man River".

Referenced in 

What's My Line?: Episode dated 13 September 1953 (1953) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
MGM Parade: Episode #1.4 (1955) (TV Episode)
The paddlewheel used for the movie is shown.
MGM Parade: Episode #1.14 (1955) (TV Episode)
Howard Keel mentions appearing in the movie.
Omnibus: The American Musical Comedy (1956) (TV Episode)
The orchestra plays a medley of "Make Believe" and "Ol' Man River" as Bernstein speaks.
West Side Story (1961)
Anybodys speaks the line "What a bunch of Old Man Rivers! They must know somethin' and they don't say nothin'!"
How the West Was Won (1962)
In one shot presumably inside a riverboat, MGM's showboat "Cotton Blossom" is visible through a window.
The Dick Van Dyke Show: A Nice, Friendly Game of Cards (1964) (TV Episode)
Buddy calls Rob "Gaylord Ravenal Petrie."
The Mike Douglas Show: Episode #6.33 (1966) (TV Episode)
Features a song from this film.
The Bob Newhart Show: Old Man Rivers (1973) (TV Episode)
The title of this episode pokes fun at the song "Ol' Man River".
Good Neighbors: Just My Bill (1975) (TV Episode)
The title 'Just My Bill' is a lyric from the song "Bill" from 'Showboat'.
The Rescuers (1977)
The showboat is shown in this movie.
Soap: Episode #2.4 (1978) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned.
Old Explorers (1990)
William Warfield, who played Joe in "Show Boat", has a cameo as a tugboat captain. The closing credits list "Ol' Man River", which Warfield sang in "Show Boat", as among the music heard in the film.
The Mask (1994)
A song is heard as background music.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Angel (1997) (TV Episode)
Xander says, "Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly," which is from the song "Can't Help Lovin' That Man" from the Broadway musical 'Show Boat'.
The Simpsons: Simpsons Tall Tales (2001) (TV Episode)
Dr. Hibbert sings "Ol' Man River."
The Cockettes (2002)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Pokes fun at a line from the song "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man".
MGM's Secret Operations (2008) (Video)
The riverboat set was reused for "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.".
Community: Romantic Expressionism (2010) (TV Episode)
Vaughn refers to Pierce as "Ol' Man River."
Allison Anders Interviews Marge Champion (2014) (Video)
discusses the film

Featured in 

Just One More Time (1974) (Short)
A clip of the movie is shown.
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
MGM Greatest Moments: A Video Sampler (1987) (Video)
The clip is showing in "That's Entertainment".
MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992) (TV Mini-Series)
Part of the trailer for the 1951 "Show Boat" is shown.
Glorious Technicolor (1998) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
Classified X (1998) (TV Movie)
Changing Stages (2000) (TV Series)
Some of the "Ol' Man River" sequence is featured.
Bamboozled (2000)
The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) (TV Movie)
Interactive Film Quiz (2006) (Video Game)
Clip from trailer used
Out of My Dreams: Oscar Hammerstein II (2012) (TV Movie)
Scenes are shown.

Spoofed in 

The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #10.21 (1977) (TV Episode)
Parodied as "Riverboat".

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