Movies of the '50s

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Show Boat

Show Boat (1951) IMDb logo

with Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Joe E. Brown, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Agnes Moorehead, and William Warfield

directed by George Sidney

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Posted by Alan at 7:41 am (PDT) on Sun May 7, 2017   
Its subject matter of racism and inter-racial relations was quite daring and controversial in the 1950's. However, casting the white Ava Gardner as bi-racial was a bit of cop out. Dorothy Dandridge would have been the perfect choice.

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