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Riffraff (1936)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 3 January 1936 (USA)
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

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Dutch Muller
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Lil
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Nick Lewis
Victor Kilian ...
'Flytrap'
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Jimmy
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'Brains' McCall
Roger Imhof ...
'Pops'
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Rosie
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Belcher
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Lew
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Gertie
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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)  »

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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

During the prison escape when Harlow and friend hop into the getaway car, the seat backs are already wet before the two drenched escapees get into the auto. Obviously this was a second or third take of this scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Jean Harlow (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played after the wedding
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not very good
31 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

The main problem i had with the film is the screenplay. It was just badly written and you didn't believe a lot of the things the characters did. The plot really doesn't come together like it should and the movie is just pretty bad. It stars out with Spencer Tracy talking some workers out of a strike that would of hurt them and he also p***es off his boss. Both Tracy and the boss are interested in Jean Harlow but Harlow only goes with the boss because, i just forget and who really cares anyway. Mickey Rooney is also in here and Spencer Tracy is a great actor but he's only OK in here. Jean Harlow does a pretty good job and you should watch Libeled Lady instead.


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