Tugboat Annie

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Tugboat Annie
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Produced by Irving Thalberg (uncredited)
Written by Norman Reilly Raine
Zelda Sears
Eve Greene
Starring Marie Dressler
Wallace Beery
Robert Young
Maureen O'Sullivan
Music by Paul Marquardt (uncredited)
Cinematography Gregg Toland
Editing by Blanche Sewell
Distributed by MGM
Release date(s) 1933
Running time 86 minutes
Country  United States
Language English

Tugboat Annie is a 1933 movie starring Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery as a comically quarrelsome middle-aged couple who operate a tugboat. Dressler and Beery were MGM's most popular screen team at that time, having recently made Min and Bill (1930) together, for which Dressler had won an Oscar.

The boisterous Tugboat Annie character first appeared in a series of stories in the Saturday Evening Post written by the author Norman Reilly Raine which were based on the life of Thea Foss of Tacoma, Washington.[1]

Tugboat Annie also features Robert Young and Maureen O'Sullivan as the requisite pair of young lovers. The movie was written by Norman Reilly Raine and Zelda Sears, and directed by Mervyn LeRoy.



A sequel called Tugboat Annie Sails Again was released in 1940 starring Marjorie Rambeau, Alan Hale, Jane Wyman, and Ronald Reagan, and another called Captain Tugboat Annie in 1945 starring Jane Darwell and Edgar Kennedy. There is also a 1957 Canadian-filmed television series, The Adventures of Tugboat Annie, starring Minerva Urecal.

References in other media

In The Railway Series book, The Twin Engines, Gordon the Big Engine references Tugboat Annie when he teases Donald and Douglas about their deep-tone whistles.


External links

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