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Min and Bill Overview:

Min and Bill (1930) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by George W. Hill and produced by George W. Hill and Harry Rapf.

The film was based on the novel Dark Star written by Lorna Moon published in 1929.

Academy Awards 1930/31 --- Ceremony Number 4 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressMarie DresslerWon
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"Min and Bill," or Punch Drunk Love

By David on Mar 13, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

By the time she appeared in the 1930 film "Min and Bill," Marie Dressler was in her early 60s and had been performing for 38 years. Along the way she had befriended a powerful ally in screenwriter Frances Marion, who had adapted "Min and Bill" from a book written by her friend, Lorna Moon. The final... Read full article


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Bella Pringle: [to Min] You know me. When I call a spade a spade, no one protests.


Bella Pringle: Ah, c'mon. C'mon, Bill, show us the bottom of the bottle.
Bill, a fisherman: Say, you're just like a sieve, aint yuh?


Bill, a fisherman: What's the matter? She ain't done nothing.
Policeman: She knows.
Bill, a fisherman: Aw, don't get tough with her.


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At Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, homage to Min and Bill is paid in the form of a counter service restaurant. Min and Bill's Dockside Diner is in the shape of Bill's fishing trawler, and "floats" in Echo Lake near the center of the park.
Jack Kerouac, in On the Road, has his protagonist-narrator Sal Paradise compare Dean Moriarity and his second wife Camille to Min and Bill.
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