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Show Boat (1936 film) Quotes

Show Boat (1936 film) is a TV program that was first aired in 1970 . Show Boat ended its run in 1970.

It features Carl Laemmle, Jr. as producer, Jerome Kern in charge of musical score, and John J. Mescall as head of cinematography.

Show Boat (1936 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Show Boat (1936 film) is 113 minutes long. Show Boat (1936 film) is distributed by Universal Pictures.

The cast includes: Paul Robeson as Joe, Donald Cook as Steve, Charles B. Middleton as The Sheriff, Hattie McDaniel as Queenie, Helen Westley as Parthy, Sammy White as Frank, Irene Dunne as Magnolia, Helen Morgan as Julie, Allan Jones as Gaylord Ravenal, Charles C. Wilson as Jim Green, and Arthur Hohl as Pete.

Show Boat (1936 film) Quotes

Donald Cook as Steve

  • (Donald Cook) "You wouldn't call a man a white man that had Negro blood in him, would you?"
  • (Charles B. Middleton) "No, I wouldn't; not in Mississippi. One drop of Negro blood makes you a Negro in these parts."

Irene Dunne as Magnolia

  • (Irene Dunne) "I never complained. I've lived like this half the time; washing clothes, cooking food over a gas jet, but I loved him. And if all that came with him, I was willing to take care of it. I thought he knew that."

Arthur Hohl as Pete

Helen Morgan as Julie

  • (Helen Morgan) "(singing) Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, I gotta love one man till I die, Can't help lovin' dat man of mine."
  • (Helen Morgan) "Oh, I can't explain. It's surely not his brain That makes me thrill. I love him Because he's; I don't know -- Because he's just my Bill."
  • (Helen Morgan) "Once a girl like you starts to love a man, she don't stop so easy."
  • (Irene Dunne) "Well, couldn't you stop loving Steve if he treated you mean?"
  • (Helen Morgan) "No, honey, no matter what he did."

Helen Westley as Parthy

  • (Helen Westley) "We don't usually pick up actors off the wharves, but we can't be choosy right now."
  • (Allan Jones) "Madam, your courtesy is only exceeded by your charm."
  • (Helen Westley) "I could say that my name was Bonaparte, and show you Napoleon's tomb; that wouldn't make him my grandfather would it?"

Sammy White as Frank

  • (Sammy White) "But this is Confederate money."
  • (Unnamed) "That's the kind they use in the hills, it's as good as yours, ain't it?"
  • (Sammy White) "But this quarter; it don't ring."
  • (Unnamed) "Whaddaya want for two bits; sleigh bells?"

Paul Robeson as Joe

  • (Paul Robeson) "I gits weary / An' sick o' tryin' / I'm tired o' livin' / An' scared o' dyin' / But Ol' Man River / He jes' keeps rollin' along."
  • (Paul Robeson) "I just shell them peas."
  • (Hattie McDaniel) "You ain't pickin' them up."
  • (Paul Robeson) "No, but I could've if you didn't. I could do a lotta things if it was necessary."
  • (Hattie McDaniel) "Then why don't you?"
  • (Paul Robeson) "It ain't necessary."

Charles C. Wilson as Jim Green

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