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A stage production of the classic musical, videotaped in front of a live audience at the Paper Mill Playhouse, New Jersey.
Did You Know?
The character Rubber Face Smith is omitted from this production, as is now the usual practice. Rubber Face was played in the 1927, 1932 and 1946 stage productions of "Show Boat" by Francis X. Mahoney
, who is the only actor associated with the role. He also played it in the 1936 film version and in a 1948 City Center revival of the show shortly before his death. Since Mahoney's death, the role, a tiny one to begin with, and one having almost nothing to do with the plot, has often been omitted. In this 1989 production of "Show Boat", Rubber Face's lines are given to Windy, the ship's pilot. See more
Cap'n Andy Hawks
[while Joe and chorus are singing the last verse of "Ol' Man River"
If you go up front, you'll find a new water barrel. It ain't much different from the old one.
Look Gay, there's Kim!
[Kim and Ravenal embrace
[singing with chorus
But Ol' Man River,/ He jes' keeps rollin' along!
Version of Show Boat
"Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung and Danced by Shelly Burch, Ellia English, P.L. Brown
, and kitchen workers See more