Barbary Coast (1935)
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as Old Atrocity
as Sailor Thrown Out of Saloon
as Luis Chamalis
as Jim Carmichael
as Mary 'Swan' Rutledge
as Col. Marcus Aurelius Cobb
as Fish Peddler
as Judge Harper
as Ah Wing
as Dance Hall Girl
as Mayor's Wife
as Ship's Captain
as Sandy Ferguson
as 1st Mate
as McCready, 2nd Mate
Critic Reviews for Barbary Coast
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.
Any self-respecting San Franciscan needs to give Barbary Coast a spin.
The primitive San Francisco is imbued with a lusty spirit, comprised of mud in the streets, tinkly pianos and crooked card games.
Audience Reviews for Barbary Coast
Not a masterpiece, but a fun way to spend a rainy day, with Edward G. Robinson and Miriam Hopkins trying to out-act each other amid the fog and mud of 19th century San Francisco.
A bit heavy on the ham in a couple of places but entertaining nontheless, Edward G. is fine as always although he should have rethought the earring. He and Miriam are a fine pair even though he despised her offscreen.
Tragic story of obsession. Very, very good, with one of Brennan's best roles and a wonderful turn from Edward Robinson. Hawks made so much good stuff that the oddities -- like this, or I Was a Male War Bride -- are easy to forget. Don't forget this one.
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