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Riffraff (1936)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama  -  3 January 1936 (USA)
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Fisherman Dutch marries cannery worker Hattie. He quits his poorly paid job to concentrate on getting better working conditions as union leader. Unfortunately, the union members disagree ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dutch
Una Merkel ...
Lil
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Nick
Victor Kilian ...
'Flytrap'
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Jimmy
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
'Brains'
Roger Imhof ...
'Pops'
Juanita Quigley ...
Rosie
Paul Hurst ...
Belcher
Vince Barnett ...
Lew
Dorothy Appleby ...
Gertie
Judith Wood ...
Mabel
Arthur Housman ...
'Ratsy'
Wade Boteler ...
Bert
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Fisherman Dutch marries cannery worker Hattie. He quits his poorly paid job to concentrate on getting better working conditions as union leader. Unfortunately, the union members disagree with Dutch's ideas and kick him out. Without a job or union card to get another he leaves Hattie to look for work. Hattiee steals money to help him when she learns he is really down on his luck and she goes to jail. He gets a new job, foils a plot to dynamite the ship, and promises to wait for Hattie. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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When a red-headed woman meets a red-headed man!

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Crime | Drama

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3 January 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flor de arrabal  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

News items and production charts included Lee Phelps (Sailor), Nick Thompson (Ptomaine Tony), Paul Porcasi and Dorothy Gray in the cast, but these actors were not seen in the viewed print. See more »

Goofs

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Music by Wayne Allen
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Low Class Weeper
9 March 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Not as good as one would expect from the talent -- Spencer Tracy, Jean Harlow and a script of Anita Loos -- but MGM still hadn't quite figured out what to do with Tracy and they were still teaching Harlow how to act. Given the earnest script, there are *no* laughs in this one, but you might want to see this anyway.


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