I have a TV screen in the kitchen, where I often indulge my addiction to Turner Classic Movies (TCM)while I cook. Today I saw a few snippets from the middle of Tugboat Annie, a 1933 classic with Marie Dresslerand Wallace Beery. Both Dressler and Beery have the most expressive voices and faces – faces which could launch a thousand tugboats. Here’s what I heard:
Wallace Beery dancing with Marie Dressler:
You seem to have more feet than most people!
And she to him earlier in the movie when talking about his uncomfortable new shoes:
I told you to wear the box they came in!
A drunken Wallace Beery talking about his erstwhile employer:
I wouldn’t spit on him if he was on fire!
Marie Dressler to her son (Robert Young) about Beery:
Your father never struck me in his life!!! … except in self defense!
Maybe you had to be there! Cheers and good belly laughing!