Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  26 October 1940 (USA)
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Now-widowed Tugboat Annie, tugboat queen of the Northwest, struggles to save her job against the competition of rival Captain Bullwinkle.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marjorie Rambeau ...
Peggy Armstrong
Eddie Kent
Clarence Kolb ...
J.B. Armstrong
Alec Severn
Paul Hurst ...
Victor Kilian ...
Harry Shannon ...
Captain Mahoney
Captain Broad
Sidney Bracey ...
Limey (as Sidney Bracy)
Jack Mower ...
Margaret Hayes ...
Rosie (as Dana Dale)
Josephine Whittell ...
Miss Morgan


In spite of the constant difficulties imposed by her rival Captain Bullwinkle, the widowed Tugboat Annie manages to hold her own in the competitive tugboat business in the port of Secoma. But with the aid of Eddie Kent, a young sailor who works for her, and Peggy Armstrong, a rich socialite who is in love with Eddie, Annie overcomes the odds. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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26 October 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ana vuelve a navegar  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This is the only movie that brothers Neil Reagan and Ronald Reagan ever made together. See more »


Followed by Captain Tugboat Annie (1945) See more »


Sailing, Sailing, Over the Bounding Main
(1880) (uncredited)
Written by Godfrey Marks
Strains included in the score during the opening credits
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Let us not forget Marjorie Rambeau
12 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

An entertaining if inconsequential picture, worth seeing for a memorable performance by one of the unappreciated greats, Marjorie Rambeau. This was not the type of role for which she was noted previously. In addition, she was playing a character originated on screen by the wonderful Marie Dressler. Like the latter, but in her own distinctive way, Marjorie Rambeau convincingly evokes contrasting character traits: toughness and sentimentality, spunk and empathy, sassiness and gentleness.

Made the same year as "Primrose Path," and reminiscent of "Min and Bill," it includes, as those pictures do, a first-rate performance by an absolutely first-rate actress.

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