Synopsis: Fisherman Dutch marries cannery worker Hattie. He quits his poorly paid job to concentrate on getting better working conditions as union leader. Unfortunately, the union members disagree with Dutch's ideas and kick him out. Without a job or union card to get another he leaves Hattie to look for work. Hattiee steals money to help him when she learns he is really down on his luck and she goes to jail. He gets a new job, foils a plot to dynamite the ship, and promises to wait for Hattie.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): J. Walter Ruben
Production: MGM
94 min

Stinko again.

Is that a way to talk to your father?

Where was you all night?

I was looking for a job.

What was you trying to do?

Sneak up on it in the dark?

Gee, if you ever was to get one,

I'd drop dead.

Say, Lil, how about a cup of coffee?

You just get your own coffee, Pa.


Pete'll be home pretty soon

and I gotta get Hattie's breakfast.

She's gonna be late for the cannery

seeing she ain't even up yet.


Hat, wake up.

Wake up, Hattie.

What did you bring me from

the Fireman's Ball, Aunt Hat?

What did you bring me?

Yeah, Hat, what did you bring us?

What makes you think I'd bring anything

to a couple of roughnecks like you?

Aw, you're a fine sister.

You said you'd bring us something.

Why are you always going places

and never bring us anything?

Why don't you bring us anything?

I found it. It's cake.


Cake? Oh, you didn't forget us,

did you, Hat?

Oh, some mug just slipped it

in my pocket for a gag.

Come on, now, you give me that cake.

I will not. Aunt Hat's my aunt.

And I'm your uncle so I get the cake.

Come on, give it to me.

Get up, Hattie! Get off your rocker!

Hey, Lil, your kid's got my cake.

What's she got there?

Let me see, Rosie. Give me that.

Oh, why ain't that nice.

Hey, Lil, Hat brought that to us.

Here then, take your cake.

Give her her half of it, though.

Get out of here, take her downstairs.

Get out.

Come on, Hat, get outta there.

Have a good time at the ball?

Oh, I made out.

Take a squint at that.

What is it? An advertisement?

No, I was elected Miss Hook and Ladder

Company #7, that's all.

Real sateen.

What did Dutch Muller say?

That false alarm? If h'd come near the place

they'd have turned the hose on him.

He's going out with the fleet this morning

for the tuna.

Yeah, I know.

I'm gonna throw my arms around his neck,

put my head on his shoulder

and tell him to go jump down a whale.

Makes you feel better,

don't it, honey,

running a guy down when

you're stuck on him.

What, Dutch Muller, that big I am?

I don't mean nothing to him

and he means less to me

so that makes us both happy.

Well, I don't know why you want to keep

his pictures stuck in the mirror for.

Why don't you throw it away then?

Leave it there. Reminds me not to like him.


Lil, Hat.

What's the matter, Pete,

the cops after you?

Put down that cornet.

You wanna cut yourself?

Lil, Hat.

The cops are after Pop,

the cops are after Pop.

Hiyo, the cheerio...

Lil, Hat.

Hey, Lil, Hat...

What's the matter, Pete?

The fleet ain't going out.

the fishermen are going to strike.

They're milling around the docks.

The cops, let's go

or we'll miss all the fun.



I'm going, too.

I gotta see you.

Well what do you want?

Loan me two bits.

Nothing doing.

Go ask the government.

Hattie, come on!

Come on, Hat!

I'm coming.

Well, what was you doing?

You're doing all you can

to get a higher percentage on your haul.

You are doing all the work

and somebody else is taking all the profit.

Looks like somebody is making a speech.

Gee, I hope there ain't gonna be trouble.

Is that what you're working for?

Where are you going? I'm getting worried.

Listen to him.

I ain't got time.

I ain't had my breakfast yet.

How can you think about eating breakfast?

The guys are talking about going on strike.

You might lose your job.

All right, you worry about it, Lew,

while I get outside of a stack of wheats.

Wish I could see something.

Maybe I should've brang a box.

Gee, Hat, can you see anything?

Hiya, Dutch.

The usual, girls, and don't forget

you got big hearts.

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Frances Marion

Frances Marion (born Marion Benson Owens, November 18, 1888 – May 12, 1973) was an American journalist, author, film director and screenwriter often cited as the most renowned female screenwriter of the 20th century alongside June Mathis and Anita Loos. She was the first writer to win two Academy Awards. more…

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