Easily the best version
This 1936 version of "Show Boat" has, by far, got to be the best version of the landmark musical. The cast is amazing, James Whale did a great job directing, and the production values are top-notch, even for Universal. And this is nothing against the other two versions which were also good, but this one definitely outshines them. I think it's the incredible cast that really makes it as great as it is.
I don't understand why this version is not on DVD, and why no company has bothered to issue the soundtrack. I was suprised when I read that in the trivia section. I would of thought that the soundtrack was at least released on vinyl. And hopefully it will make it to DVD soon.