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Tugboat Annie (1933)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 4 August 1933 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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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There was a sequel called Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940). See more »

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Two Tickets to Georgia
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Written by J. Fred Coots, Charles Tobias and Joe Young
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Tugboat Annie was a nice vehicle for Wallace Beery and Marie Dressler
16 March 2016 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See 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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