- AFI's 100 Years
- #24, "Ol' Man River"
- AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals: #24
- Dawson Casting: Irene Dunne was 38 in the 1936 movie, twenty years older than her character. She was eight years older than her leading man.
- Fake Mixed Race: Julie was played in the 1936 film by the very white Helen Morgan. Likewise, the 1951 film filled the role with Ava Gardner. Has been averted, though, as there was a production with Lonette Mc Kee as Julie.
Trivia / Show Boat