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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.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Jack Jevne (story), Jack Jevne | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Wallace Beery ... Bill Johansen
Marjorie Main ... Marge Cavendish
Leo Carrillo ... Pico Rodriguez
Virginia Weidler ... Virginia Johansen
Donald Meek ... 'Pop' Cavendish
Barton MacLane ... John Kelly
Connie Gilchrist ... Mamie
Sara Haden ... Aunt Letty
William Edmunds William Edmunds ... Joe Petillo
Don Terry ... Dixon
Alec Craig ... MacDonald
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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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WALLY AND MARGIE ARE A RIOT! (original poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hamnens äventyrare See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

MGM contractee Shirley Temple refused to appear in the film and was replaced by Virginia Weidler. See more »

Quotes

Virginia Johansen: Did you like it, pa?
[Referring to Church]
Bill Johansen: Oh, sure. I think they ought to do more singing though and less talking. Say, what do they do with all that there money that they collect, huh?
Marge Cavendish: To help the poor and ignorant. Like you!
Bill Johansen: Well, I guess I've been neglected.
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Remake of Barnacle Bill (1935) See more »

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A Brilliant Film
6 December 2006 | by tamarenneSee all my reviews

This film is long overdue to be rediscovered. Marjorie Main and Wallace Beery are indeed very funny, but they also bring true pathos and more than one lump to the throat during the course of this dear, sweet film.

Marjorie Main is one of my childhood idols, along with the immortal Marie Dressler, and indeed she does seem the spiritual successor to that fabled actress.

She and Wallace Beery would never be stars today, in our plastic world, and we are so much the poorer for it. Wallace Beery plays a character that on the surface has few redeeming qualities and yet its impossible not to love him. Marjorie Main was never better.

If you get the chance, watch this movie.


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