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Tugboat Annie (1933)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 4 August 1933 (USA)
Annie the tugboat captain tries to help two young lovers come together.

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

Norman Reilly Raine (stories), Zelda Sears (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Marie Dressler ... Annie
Wallace Beery ... Terry
Robert Young ... Alec
Maureen O'Sullivan ... Pat
Willard Robertson ... Severn
Tammany Young ... Shif'less
Frankie Darro ... Alec, as a Child
Jack Pennick ... Pete
Paul Hurst ... Sam
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Waterfront couple raise their son to be a sea captain. He grows up to be rather snotty and rebels against drunken Beery. Valiant Dressler keeps things moving even as hubby ruins their tugboat business. Dressler dotes on his son and his snooty girlfriend. Written by Ed Lorusso

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Taglines:

America's Sweethearts together Again! (Print Ad-Waycross Journal-Herald, ((Waycross, Ga.)) 2 September 1933)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The role of Patricia 'Pat' Severn was initially to be played by Madge Evans. The studio, however, was unsatisfied with her appeal to the audience and replaced her with newcomer Maureen O'Sullivan. See more »

Quotes

Alexander 'Alec' Brennan: Mother! Are you all right? Did he strike you?
Annie Brennan: No! Your father has never struck me. Except in self-defense.
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Soundtracks

Oh Lovely Be Mine
(uncredited)
Written by Walter Donaldson
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Tugboat Annie was a nice vehicle for Wallace Beery and Marie Dressler
16 March 2016 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This is one of the few movies I've seen with Marie Dressler, and the only talkie I've yet seen of hers. This was her second teaming with Wallace Beery. He's her often-drunk husband who co-captains the sea ship Narcissus. Robert Young is their now-grown son and Maureen O'Sullivan is his fiancé. There are both some funny scenes and some more dramatic moments. There's no music score as this was an early talkie so sometimes, one may feel bored with some of the silences. The film meanders quite a bit though since the running time is less than 90 minutes, it doesn't wear out its welcome by much. Ms. Dressler would die about a year after this movie, but it's obvious by her performance she's not that easy to forget. So on that note, I recommend Tugboat Annie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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