Show Boat


Old Town Music Hall Sun, Mar 3 2:30 PM
Cast/Crew Info
Director:James Whale
Cast:Irene Dunne
Paul Robeson


1936 • Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Paul Robeson, Hattie McDaniel
Directed by James Whale-
Introduced by Film Historian Antonia Carlotta
Based on Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Broadway musical, Show Boat contains several memorable numbers including Paul Robeson's immortal rendition of "Ol' Man River". James Whale, who directed Frankenstein for Universal Pictures five years before, brings a sympathetic portrait of fame and tragedy. For this special screening Antonia Carlotta of the popular YouTube channel Universally Me, will introduce the film. Carlotta's great uncle is Universal Pictures Founder Carl Laemmle, and she will tell us how this film affected their family.