- Original title
- Running time
- 108 min.
- United States
John Lee Mahin (Novel: Edna Ferber)
Joe E. Brown,
Musical | Remake
- Movie Groups
Edna Ferber Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- The story, based on Edna Ferber's famous novel about life on a Mississippi show boat, tells parallel love stories of two doomed marriages. Magnolia (Kathryn Grayson), the sheltered daughter of the Cotton Blossom's owner (Joe E. Brown), falls in love and runs off to Chicago with a dashing riverboat gambler (Howard Keel). Their marriage is wrecked by his love for Lady Luck, however, and her family brings the pregnant. . .Magnolia back to the show boat to have her baby.
: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Cinematography (Color), OST (Musical)
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Musical Screenplay
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