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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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

This film's initial telecast took place in Philadelphia Wednesday 20 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); it was first aired in New York City 4 May 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2), followed by Los Angeles 17 June 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), and by San Francisco 29 August 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). 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 »

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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Traditional
Sung a cappella by the wedding guests
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Good Entertainment for Harlow Fans
26 December 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this 1935 movie. I like Jean Harlow and she gives a splendid realistic portrayal of a girl in love with a man who seems to ignore her. She looks wonderful in this movie. The story is rather far fetched about a tuna fisherman who wants better conditions and better pay for himself and his fellow workers but is rather immature and bull headed about everything and everyone. He is always getting in arguments or fights at the drop of a hat. Una Merkel as the sister is fine and the young Mickey Rooney is also in this movie. It is a pleasant story, if rather dated and old fashioned, but I did enjoy it and recommend it, and especially for us Jean Harlow fans, of whom, there are many.


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