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Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 October 1940 (USA)
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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Marjorie Rambeau ...
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Peggy Armstrong
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Eddie Kent
Clarence Kolb ...
J.B. Armstrong
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Alec Severn
Paul Hurst ...
Pete
Victor Kilian ...
Sam
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Shiftless
Harry Shannon ...
Capt. Mahoney
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Capt. Broad
Sidney Bracey ...
Limey (as Sidney Bracy)
Jack Mower ...
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Margaret Hayes ...
Rosie (as Dana Dale)
Josephine Whittell ...
Miss Morgan
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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)  »

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Ana vuelve a navegar  »

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The character of Tugboat Annie was based on Thea Foss, a Norwegian immigrant housewife who founded the Foss Maritime Co. in Tacoma, WA, in 1889. The film's premiere was held at the Roxy Theater in Tacoma on October 18, 1940. The stars of the movie were in attendance, as were Thea Foss' sons Arthur, Wedell and Henry, who were executives of the Foss Maritime Co. See more »

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Followed by The Adventures of Tugboat Annie (1957) See more »

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A Life on the Ocean Wave
(1838) (uncredited)
Music by Henry Russell
Lyrics by Epes Sargent
Played during the opening credits
Sung a cappella by Marjorie Rambeau
Sung a cappella by Harry Shannon
Variations included in the score throughout
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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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