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Barnacle Bill (1941)

Approved | | Drama, Comedy | 7 April 1941 (USA)
A grumpy old fisherman tries to avoid marriage, contend with a daughter he never knew he had and scuttle the attempts of landlubbers who want to rob him of his seagiong livelihood, while the locals try to reform him.

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A grumpy old fisherman tries to avoid marriage, contend with a daughter he never knew he had and scuttle the attempts of landlubbers who want to rob him of his seagiong livelihood, while the locals try to reform him.

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THAT FUNNY PAIR ARE TOGETHER AGAIN! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Hamnens äventyrare  »

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This film was first telecast in Chicago Saturday 2 February 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), followed by Los Angeles Monday 25 February 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); in Minneapolis it first aired 20 June 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9) and in Philadelphia 4 June 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6); its initial airings in San Francisco occurred 2 February 1959 on KGO (Channel 7) and in New York City 6 July 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Remake of Barnacle Bill (1935) See more »

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Who Was Wallace Berry
24 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the mid "50's" I saw part of Barnacle Bill on CBS-TV in Chicago. I don't hesitate to say that Wallace Berry is my favorite actor of all times, bar none. The fact that he was as course in real life as he was on the screen is what endears him to me the more. He is someone like the lower middle class, blue collar, working man in real life; someone who was not a snob and with whom I can identify. So he really was not an "actor" per se, he just played a script as a natural.

He could play any role he chose but my favorite genre was his comedy and when Marjorie Main was the leading lady. They were as well paired as Kathryn Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart or in later days like Jackie Gleason and Art Carney. They worked their craft with talent and self assurance; they were not the products of modern technology as are modern actors. They were the real thing, the likes of which, sadly, are known no more.


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