Barbary Coast

"Very Good"

Barbary Coast Review


Any self-respecting San Franciscan needs to give Barbary Coast a spin, a film of Gold Rush-era S.F., when the town was full of backstabbing gold panners, corrupt tycoons, and nary a "white woman" in the whole town. That changes when Miriam Hopkins arrives, fresh off the boat, only to discover her fiancee is no longer alive. To keep food on the table, she takes a job as a roulette wheel spinner (crooked, natch) for local boss Edward G. Robinson, who owns the movie -- at least when Walter Brennan's "Old Atrocity" (his actual character's name) isn't on screen. Lots of fun, despite a forced love story late in the picture, and full of chilly, delicious fog.


Facts and Figures

Run time: 91 mins

In Theaters: Friday 27th December 1935

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Samuel Goldwyn Company, The

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Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 10

IMDB: 6.9 / 10

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Starring: as Mary 'Swan' Rutledge, Edward G. Robinson as Luis Chamalis, as Jim Carmichael, as Old Atrocity, Frank Craven as Col. Marcus Aurelius Cobb, as Knuckles Jacoby, Clyde Cook as Oakie, as Jed Slocum, Matt McHugh as Broncho, as Sawbuck McTavish, Rollo Lloyd as Wigham, J.M. Kerrigan as Judge Harper, Roger Gray as Sandy Ferguson, as Cockney Sailor Thrown Out of Saloon (uncredited), Hank Worden as Barfly / Townsman (uncredited)

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