Starring Laura La Plante, Joseph Schildkraut, Emily Fitzroy, Otis Harlan, Alma Rubens and Jack McDonald, "Show Boat" is a Musical film directed by Arch Heath & Harry A. Pollard, and written by Harry A. Pollard (dialogue) and Charles Kenyon (continuity), released in the USA on March 16 of 1929.
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Who directed "Show Boat":
Show Boat was directed by Arch Heath and Harry A. Pollard.
Harry A. Pollard was an American director, producer, writer, and actor. Before making Show Boat, he had directed Uncle Tom's Cabin, released in 1927, The Cohens and Kellys (1926), The Loaded Door (1922), Trimmed (1922), The Invisible Ray (1920), and Which Woman? (1918). Since, Harry A. Pollard directed Fast Life, released in 1932.
When was "Show Boat" released:
Show Boat was first released on Saturday, March 16, 1929, in the United States. Also released on this day was The Duke Steps Out (dir. James Cruze). This was ninety (90) years ago.
It has been released on 1930 in Germany.
What is the casting of "Show Boat":
At the casting of Show Boat we find Laura La Plante, previously seen in The Last Warning (1929) and The Cat and the Canary (1927); Joseph Schildkraut (The King of Kings (1927), The Road to Yesterday (1925)); Emily Fitzroy (The Trail of '98 (1928), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928)) [ more... ]
What is the Storyline of "Show Boat":
Contrary to what is often claimed, the 1929 film is not really an adaptation of the classic 1927 Kern?Hammerstein Broadway musical Show Boat, which was based on the same novel. Its plot line sticks much closer to the novel than to the stage production, but avoids the racial controversy that plays a prominent role in both Ferber's novel and the Kern-Hammerstein Broadway show. On the other hand, it features risqué material related in the book but completely omitted from the Broadway musical adaptation, [...]
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