Flame of Barbary Coast
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Flame of Barbary Coast
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… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Before becoming a major box-office star, John Wayne made many B-pictures, such as this Republic flick, a romantic triangle set in San Francisco circa 1906, which was nominated for several technical Oscars."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The script is so lame and murky that even the Duke doesn't seem interested in his character."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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