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Riffraff (3-Jan-1936)

Director: J. Walter Ruben

Writers: Frances Marion; H. W. Hanemann; Anita Loos

Musical Score by: Edward Ward

Keywords: Drama

Cannery worker Hattie has her eyes set on tuna fisherman Dutch, who while one of the best catchers, is a bit of a blowhard. Ultimately their marriage is one of complications, even more so after Dutch becomes a union leader. Atypical roles for Spencer Tracy and Jean Harlow, Tracy miscast and Harlow still learning how to act. Good but not great. Frequently broadcast on television in the 1960s and 1970s.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joseph Calleia
4-Aug-1897 31-Oct-1975 Touch of Evil
George Givot
18-Feb-1903 7-Jun-1984 Greek Ambassador of Good Will
Jean Harlow
3-Mar-1911 7-Jun-1937 Bombshell
Roger Imhof
15-Aug-1875 15-Apr-1958 This Gun for Hire
Victor Kilian
6-Mar-1891 11-Mar-1979 Raymond Larkin on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
J. Farrell MacDonald
14-Apr-1875 2-Aug-1952 My Darling Clementine
Una Merkel
10-Dec-1903 2-Jan-1986 Summer and Smoke
Rafaela Ottiano
4-Mar-1888 18-Aug-1942 Grand Hotel
Mickey Rooney
23-Sep-1920 6-Apr-2014 Actor in Andy Hardy comedies, musicals
Spencer Tracy
5-Apr-1900 10-Jun-1967 Two consecutive Best Actor Oscars


Jean Harlow   ...   Hattie
Spencer Tracy   ...   Dutch
Una Merkel   ...   Lil
Joseph Calleia   ...   Nick
Victor Kilian   ...   Flytrap
J. Farrell MacDonald   ...   Brains
Mickey Rooney   ...   Jimmy
Roger Imhof   ...   Pops
Juanita Quigley   ...   Rosie
Paul Hurst   ...   Belcher
Vince Barnett   ...   Lew
Dorothy Appleby   ...   Gertie
Judith Wood   ...   Mabel
Arthur Housman   ...   Ratsy
Wade Boteler   ...   Bert
Joe Phillips   ...   Al
William Newell   ...   Pete
Al Hill   ...   Speed
Helen Flint   ...   Sadie
Lillian Harmer   ...   Mrs. McCall
Bob Perry   ...   Lefty
George Givot   ...   Markis
Helene Costello   ...   Maizie
Rafaela Ottiano   ...   Matron


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