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Show Boat

Wed, 01/28/2009 - 8:38pm -- geoffrey
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George Sidney

Starring: Ava Gardner, Howard Keel. MGM, 1951.

The "Cotton Blossom", owned by the Hawk family, is the show boat where everyone comes for great musical entertainment down south. Julie Laverne and her husband are the stars of the show. After, a snitch on board calls the local police that Julie (who's half- African-American) is married to a whiteman, they are forced to leave the show boat. The reason being, that down south interracial marriages are forbidden.