Jefferson Market Library (425 6th Ave., Manhattan)
(1951; 108 mins.) Ava is a fully fledged star in this Technicolor musical! She plays a singer on a show boat who holds a tragic secret (at least for the time). Ava’s singing was dubbed in this film, but you can hear her voice on the cast recording – and she’s good! Also starring Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel as troubled, singing lovebirds. Directed by George Sidney.