Monday, December 22, 2008

1951 Show Boat-Movie Review

Like I mentioned in my profile, I absolutely love old movies. I've probably started really watching them for a few years now.
We have that dvr cable box where I can record a program and watch and pause it at anytime. That is how my hubby and I will watch our favorite t.v. shows, without commercials. So that makes it really nice.
So my favorite station for old movies is that Turner Classic movie channel. I'm not sure if other states have that channel on their cable stations. So that is the station I'll record it from to watch at a later date. Well I recorded Show Boat last summer. I never saw it. Then, like I mentioned in my previous posts, my mother-in-law took me to see the play recently and I just loved it. The play and the story.
So last night after everyone went to bed, I made some popcorn and and got comfy on the couch and watched the 1951 version of Show Boat. It was really good. I do have to say that I liked the singing in the play a lot better. Even though it was live, the singing in the play was so spectacular.
I've just come to love those songs in that movie. I want to get it on cd if I can. Ava Gardner starred in the movie. She was such a pretty actress. She got married to Frank Sinatra. I can see why any man would fall for her, she was knock out gorgeous. It was just a movie but you'd want to keep looking at her face she was so pretty. And it was known that Frank Sinatra really loved her even after their divorce.
I'm glad that I got to see both, the play and the movie. Seeing that old movie just makes me want to watch another old movie. I just love old movies. My grandparents passed away but I'll think, "Oh I'm watching a movie that my Grandma probably watched." And it'll just make me feel good.


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed your movie! I know how you just love those older movies. What better to do on a cold winter night! =)

  2. Oh I just love Turner Classic Television! And I agree with you about the older movies. People just carried themselves with so much class back then. And the music is such a great bonus! Beautiful people singing beautiful songs...what could be better than that? :)

  3. Those old movies are wonderful to watch.

    One of my neighbors was a dancer in the 1951 movie Showboat. She is still very poised and elegant. She was born in London and met her husband here in South Africa.

    Have a great day!

  4. Anonymous12/23/2008

    I like watching old movies too. They just don't make movies like they used too.


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