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Captain Tugboat Annie (1945)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Gordon ...
Terry Jordan
Marion Graves
Johnny Webb
Judge Abbott
Jack Norton ...
Barton Yarborough ...
Missouri Jones
Al Pucci aka Alfred Puccini
Fire Chief
Alec Severn (as Joe Crehan)
Dr. Turner
Susan Henley


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17 November 1945 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Jane Darwell Sets Sail
1 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ultra-low-budget film is the third to feature the Tugboat Annie character, here competing with rival Captain Bullwinkle (Edgar Kennedy) for a juicy contract. Seems like Annie's been in dry dock as the government had taken over all the tugboats for the war effort, but she's back is town and hiring a new crew. She hires only war veterans, but gets a sullen parolee foisted on her by a judge (H.B. Warner). The new guy got bilked by a business partner and returned from the war to find his fortune gone.

Aside from battling Bullwinkle, Annie finds time to get a kid (Saundra Berkova) a gig at the local symphony and the judge's secretary (Pamela Blake) interested in her new crew member, the parolee (Charles Gordon).

Things come to a head when Annie and crew brave a ship afire and loaded with chemicals that's about to blow up and take the harbor with it.

Despite a decent cast, the storyline is pretty weak and the production values just plain terrible. After both Marie Dressler and Marjorie Rambeau had cracks at Annie, Darwell does a good job playing the tough old bird, and Republic Studio likely had ideas of a franchise, but it never happened. Others in the cast include Jack Norton, Mantan Moreland, Hardie Albright, Fritz Feld, Barton Yarborough, Cyril Delevanti, and Joseph Crehan.

Tugboat Annie would return as a short-lived TV series in the 1950s starring Minerva Urecal. She hasn't been seen since.

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