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The Laugh Parade: Tugboat Annie


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Tonight's film in a new series of comedy films stars in one of Hollywood's most popular vintage comedies. Marie Dressler, who made her screen debut opposite Chaplin in Tillie's Punctured Romance, plays Annie, skipper of a river tugboat battling against seemingly impossible odds to keep her rascally husband (Wallace Beery) sober for the day when their son returns as an ocean Captain.


Screenplay: Norman Reilly Raine
Director: Mervyn Leroy
Annie: Marie Dressler
Terry: Wallace Beery
Alec: Robert Young
Pat: Maureen O'Sullivan
Severn: William Robertson
Shiftless: Tammany Young
Pete: Jack Pennick
Sam: Paul Hurst
Aleca child: Frankie Darro

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The Laugh Parade: Tugboat Annie

BBC One London, 8 October 1969 19.25

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