Flame of Barbary Coast

Flame of Barbary Coast

Director: Joseph Kane

Cast: John Wayne, Ann Dvorak, Joseph Schildkraut

     
 

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John Wayne is not the title character of Flame of the Barbary Coast: that honor goes to second-billed Ann Dvorak. Wayne plays a Montana cattleman who is lured into a San Francisco gambling joint by dance-hall girl Dvorak. Though Ann at first brings Wayne luck, he ends up losing his shirt to cardshark Joseph Schildkraut. Chastened by the experience, Wayne leaves

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John Wayne is not the title character of Flame of the Barbary Coast: that honor goes to second-billed Ann Dvorak. Wayne plays a Montana cattleman who is lured into a San Francisco gambling joint by dance-hall girl Dvorak. Though Ann at first brings Wayne luck, he ends up losing his shirt to cardshark Joseph Schildkraut. Chastened by the experience, Wayne leaves Frisco with his tail between his legs, returning only after he himself has become a gambling expert. Thanks to his new-found expertise, Wayne is able to rake in enough bucks to open his own saloon, bringing Dvorak along for the ride as star of the floor show. Numerous intrigues ensue, culminating in a drawn-out trial scene. As the judge is about to reach a decision, the San Francisco Earthquake strikes (mostly off-screen, drat the luck). When Dvorak is injured in the disaster, Wayne is forced to realign his values. The Duke and The Dvorak decide to bid adieu to the City by the Bay, heading off to Montana to start life anew.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/2013
UPC:
0887090066402
Original Release:
1945
Rating:
NR
Source:
Olive Films
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
1:31:00
Sales rank:
28,442

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne Duke Fergus
Ann Dvorak Flaxen Tarry
Joseph Schildkraut Tito Morell
William Frawley Wolf Wylie
Virginia Grey Rita Dane
Russell Hicks Cyrus Danver
Jack Norton Byline Conners
Paul Fix Calico Jim
Eve Lynne Martha
Marc Lawrence Joe Disko
Butterfly McQueen Beulah
Rex Lease Collingswood, headwaiter
Hank Bell Hank, cabby
Al Murphy Horseshoe Brown
Adele Mara Marie
Emmett Vogan Rita's Agent
Manart Kipper Dr. Gorman

Technical Credits
Joseph Kane Director,Producer
R. Dale Butts Score Composer
Borden Chase Screenwriter
Gano Chittenden Art Director
Robert de Grasse Cinematographer
Theodore Lydecker Special Effects
Howard Lydecker Special Effects
Morton Scott Score Composer
Richard Van Enger Editor

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