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Min and Bill (1930)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama  -  29 November 1930 (USA)
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Min, the owner of a dockside hotel, is forced to make difficult decisions about the future of Nancy, the young woman she took in as an infant.

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(suggested from the book: "Dark Star" by), (scenario and dialogue), 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Min
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Bill
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Nancy
Marjorie Rambeau ...
Bella
Don Dillaway ...
Dick (as Donald Dillaway)
DeWitt Jennings ...
Groot
Russell Hopton ...
Alec
Frank McGlynn Sr. ...
Mr. Southard (as Frank McGlynn)
Gretta Gould ...
Mrs. Southard
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Storyline

Min owns the waterfront hotel where Bill, the captain of a fishing boat, lives. Also living and working in the hotel is Nancy, whom Min took in some years ago as an abandoned girl. Now that Nancy is older, the truant officer and the police think that she should be moved to a different environment, and Min is torn between her attachment to Nancy and her concern that the waterfront may not be the best place for a young woman. Matters are brought to a head by the sudden re-appearance of Belle, Nancy's disreputable mother. Written by Snow Leopard

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Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

29 November 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Derelict  »

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Runtime:

(Turner library print) | (copyright time)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Bella Pringle: Ah, c'mon. C'mon, Bill, show us the bottom of the bottle.
Bill, a fisherman: Say, you're just like a sieve, aint yuh?
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Soundtracks

The Oceana Roll
(1911) (uncredited)
Music by Lucien Denni
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Funny and touching, with two of the leading stars of the day shining in the leads
24 October 2000 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

Min and Bill is a comedy first and foremost, but it has tragic undertones as well. The two lead roles are a pair that are rather shop-worn by life, played to perfection by Wallace Beery and Marie Dressler, neither of whom would ever be called glamorous, but who were both among the biggest draws of their day. Beery and Dressler worked like a charm on-screenand are totaly believable in this film and Marie Dressler won an Oscar for her performance. One of the best early efforts and very much worth your time to watch. Recommended.


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