Min and Bill (1930) - Rotten Tomatoes

Min and Bill (1930)

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Movie Info

The love/hate relationship between an irascible pair of waterfront characters is strengthened when they must struggle to retain custody of the orphan girl they've raised, working to ensure her a bright future. This famous Wallace Beery/Marie Dressler comedy/drama was a huge money-maker and clinched Dressler an Academy Award.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Frances Marion, Marion Jackson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 26, 1992
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures

Cast

Dorothy Jordan
as Nancy Smith
Marjorie Rambeau
as Bella Pringle
Donald Dillaway
as Dick Cameron
Russell Hopton
as Alec Johnson
Frank McGlynn Sr.
as Mr. Southard
Gretta Gould
as Mrs. Southard
Jack Pennick
as Merchant Seaman
Hank Bell
as Sailor
Henry Roquemore
as Bella's Stateroom Lo...
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Critic Reviews for Min and Bill

All Critics (1)

Marie Dressler won the Best Actress Oscar for this MGM film, which was a huge hit, turning her and Wallace Beery into Hollywood's most popular stars in the early 1930s.

Full Review… | November 21, 2010
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Min and Bill

½

The insurmountable Frances Marion, of early talkie melodramas, co-wrote this one. Stars Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery add a fair amount of warmhearted, ornery humor to the drama. The often drunk fisherman, scrappy low-rent hotel-owner, and orphan girl coming-of-age make for an unconventional little family. Their concern for each other is touching. The difficult life choices they face are still relevant today.

hypathio7
Byron Brubaker

Super Reviewer

½

One that likely is happy sitting in the vault. The relationship between Min and Bill is interesting if not overly compelling. Apparently this was quite the film to see in 1930 but I would argue that that is more of a case of having little competition.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Marie Dressler won the Best Actress Oscar for this MGM film, which was a huge hit, turning her and Wallace Beery into Hollywood's most popular stars in the early 1930s.

Min and Bill Quotes

Min Divot: Of course I trust you. You're too dumb to be anything but honest.
– Submitted by Wellington O (3 years ago)

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