Directed by J. Walter Ruben • 1936 • United States
Starring Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy, Una Merkel
Jean Harlow and Spencer Tracy make sparks in this vivid slice of life with a socially conscious undercurrent. They play a pair of tough-talking tuna-cannery workers running afoul of both the higher-ups and the law as they fall in love and struggle against the odds to make a better life for themselves. Mickey Rooney lends colorful support to a quintessentially Depression-era tale, which touches on timely themes of workers’ rights and labor organizing.