It's an Oscar-nominated musical look at the lives and loves of a show boat theater troupe aboard an old-fashioned Mississippi riverboat. Featuring all-American classic songs by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern, including "Ol' Man River." Starring Kathryn Grayson (KISS ME KATE), Oscar-nominees Ava Gardner (MOGAMBO, THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA) and Agnus Moorehead (TV's "Bewitched," CITIZEN KANE) and Howard Keel (TV's "Dallas"). Produced by Oscar-winner Arthur Freed (AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, GIGI).
Nominated: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures, 1952 DGA Awards; Best Written American Musical, 1952 WGA Awards
Prepare for a joyous experience. -- Bosley Crowther, THE NEW YORK TIMES