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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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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 1, 1946 with Wallace Beery and Marjorie Main reprising their film roles. 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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Referenced in You Can't Fool a Camera (1941) See more »

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Who Was Wallace Berry
24 September 2006 | by jinxandmeSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hamnens √§ventyrare See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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