Tugboat Annie

Tugboat Annie

Director: Mervyn LeRoy Cast: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Robert Young

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Overview

Marie Dressler plays the title character, tugboat captain Annie Brennan, in this 1933 Hollywood box office hit. Her husband Terry (Wallace Beery) is a lazy, bragging drunk. Robert Young plays their son Alec, who has big ambitions and winds up as captain of a fancy ocean liner. The ocean liner's owner is Red Severn (Willard Robertson), whose daughter Pat (Maureen O'Sullivan) is the object of Alec's longings. Young tries to get his mother to leave his father and join him on the ocean liner, but she refuses out of love for her husband and her tugboat. Terry crashes the tugboat while drunk one night, and it is sold at an auction, then repaired and converted into a garbage boat. Sequels were made in later years, with Marjorie Rambeau and later Jane Darwell in the title role, and it was made into a TV series in the 1950s. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316126660
Original Release: 1933
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 24,804

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marie Dressler Annie Brennan
Wallace Beery Terry Brennan
Robert Young Alec Brennan
Maureen O'Sullivan Pat Severn
Willard Robertson Red Severn
Tammany Young Shif'less
Frankie Darro Alec, as a child
Jack Pennick Pete
Paul Hurst Sam
Oscar Apfel Reynolds
Vince Barnett Cabby
Robert H. Barrat First Mate
Willie Fung Chow, the Cook
Sam Harris Onlooker
Robert E. Homans Ola Salt
Robert McWade Mayor of Secoma
Hal Price Mate
Christian Rub Sailor
Guy Usher Auctioneer

Technical Credits
Mervyn LeRoy Director
Eve Greene Screenwriter
Merrill Pye Art Director
Norman Reilly Raine Original Story,Screenwriter
Harry Rapf Associate Producer
Zelda Sears Screenwriter
Blanche Sewell Editor
Gregg Toland Cinematographer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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