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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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Peggy Armstrong
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J.B. Armstrong
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Alec Severn
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Pete
Victor Kilian ...
Sam
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Shiftless
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Limey (as Sidney Bracy)
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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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Ana vuelve a navegar  »

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Trivia

The car Peggy drives to the dock to catch up with her father is a 1940 Buick Special 46C convertible coupe. Only 3,763 were made. It had a base price of $1,077 ($18,460 in 2017). At auction in excellent condition this car could fetch over $50,000 in 2017. (Note: her father arrives after her in a 1940 Buick as well.) See more »

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Early in the movie, a scene is shot at Alec Severn's office and the character's first name is incorrectly spelled (Alex) on the front door at his place of business. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Armstrong: You know, I'm really surprised to find you're human at times.
Eddie Kent: How would you know?
Peggy Armstrong: What do you think I picked you up for? Love at third sight?
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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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A cruise to Skagway
14 March 2017 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

If Wallace Beery and the late Marie Dressler weren't so firmly etched in people's minds as a team then possibly Marjorie Rambeau and Alan Hale might have gotten a whole series of films. At least according to the Citadel Film series book on the Films Of Ronald Reagan that's what Jack Warner was hoping for. However looking at it today Tugboat Annie can certainly stand on its own merits.

Beery and Dressler were a married couple but Rambeau is a widow in this film taking over her husband's salvage tug business with her crew Chill Wills, Paul Hurst, and Victor Killian. She also has a new young sailor in tow, Ronald Reagan who's learning the ropes. And she has a rivalry going with Captain Bullwinkle played by Alan Hale which is friendly and sometimes not so friendly.

Like when they are bidding for a contract to haul equipment for Clarence Kolb's dry dock to be built in Skagway shipping from Seattle. Things go bad for Annie on that trip, but she comes out on top and it really costs Hale big time.

Husband and wife Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman are the romantic interest. Jane is also Kolb's daughter. Tugboat Annie Rides Again also gives the historically minded a chance to see Neil 'Moon' Reagan, modest and self effacing brother of the 40th president. He was an announcer like his brother and had a most minor acting career. He plays here a famous Lowell Thomas type radio announcer.

Tugboat Annie Rides Again is a pleasant enough lightweight film to be enjoyed and not taken all that seriously. It sure looked like the cast was having a good time.


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