Min and Bill

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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.


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 Lover
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  • 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.

    Nov 21, 2010 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Min and Bill


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

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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.

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

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