Cinema: Tugboat Annie

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Cinemas in which Marie Dressier plays the lead have one quality in common—the heroine is a raffish, vigorous old woman whose generous heart thumps under sleazy clothes that do not fit her. Tugboat Annie (MGM) is not merely a typical Marie Dressier picture; it crowns all her previous works because its heroine is even more raffish, kindly, troubled, brave and energetic than the heroines of Min and Bill, Emma, Politics or Prosperity. She is Annie Brennan, whose three excitements are her mischievously drunken husband Terry (Wallace Beery), her handsome,...

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