Showboat 1988 (1978)

Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Large numbers of actors and would-be performers in the San Francisco area were eager to audition for a man, apparently a librarian, who said he was trying to raise money to do a filmed remake of the Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein musical Show Boat. These auditions were filmed, lightly edited, and shown on San Francisco television. The televised film's depiction of tap-dancing nuns, nudists and turtles brought endless mirth. Afterward, Director Richard Schmidt acquired the footage and filmed additional footage, including interviews with the performers, to make this experimental comedy.



audition, behind-enemy-lines, stage