- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 10 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 16, 2009
- Originally Released: 1930
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1931 -
Best Actress: Marie Dressler
Description by OLDIES.com:
Pugnacious Min (Marie Dressler) has three passions in life: running her seedy harbor hotel, raising a girl abandoned from infancy and bickering with good-natured wharf rat Bill (Wallace Beery). Then the girl's happiness is threatened by her drunken mother's reappearance and Min's world is turned upside down. Min and Bill earned Dressler a 1930-31 Best Actress Academy Award® and launched her reign as filmdom's #1 box-office draw until her death four years later.
Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery teamed up for the first time in this dramedy about a tough waterfront hotel owner and the fisherman she loves.
Min has been raising a little girl named Nancy as her own ever since the child's real mother, Bella, abandoned her as a baby. But now, officials of the fishing village they live in want to take Nancy away from her because they don't approve of the environment Min's providing for the girl.
Heartbroken, but left with no choice, Min reluctantly allows Nancy to live with the local school principal and his family. And while Min carries on her life with Bill in the village, Nancy grows up and goes away to boarding school. There, she falls in love with a rich boy and the two plan to marry.
But Nancy's real mother, the devious Bella, reenters her daughter's life once again and attempts to destroy the young couple's happiness. However, Min won't sit idly by and watch her beloved Nancy's life be ruined...
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- Additional cast: Russell Hopton (Alec) and Gretta Gould (Mrs. Southard).
- Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery teamed up again in 1933's "Tugboat Annie" and "Dinner at Eight."