The Barbary Coast (1935)
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It's the wild and woolly waterfront world of San Francisco in the late 1800s in this rambling tale of an outrageous nightclub owner (Edward G. Robinson) and his efforts at wooing lovely Mary Rutledge (Miriam Hopkins), a lovely Eastern lass left to her own devices in the rowdy port city. The innocent babe loses that innocence when she becomes a kept lady, running the roulette wheel in Robinson's nightclub. The plot matures when Mary falls in love with an honest and upright gold miner. When the
Oct 13, 1935 Limited
Mar 8, 2005
MGM Home Entertainment
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Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur hammer out a bouncing melodrama of San Francisco's sin and salad days in Barbary Coast.
A wide-open San Francisco, circa 1890, is the background for one of Howard Hawks's intelligent love triangles.
It's an entertaining but lesser Hawks film, too conventional in its storytelling to kick up any dust.
The primitive San Francisco is imbued with a lusty spirit, comprised of mud in the streets, tinkly pianos and crooked card games.
...surely this must be the only film to ever feature a climactic rowboat chase...
You can't go far wrong with Miriam Hopkins, Eddie G. and Howard Hawks.
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