The Barbary Coast
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur hammer out a bouncing melodrama of San Francisco's sin and salad days in Barbary Coast."
‑ Andre Sennwald, New York Times
"Any self-respecting San Franciscan needs to give Barbary Coast a spin."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"You can't go far wrong with Miriam Hopkins, Eddie G. and Howard Hawks."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A wide-open San Francisco, circa 1890, is the background for one of Howard Hawks's intelligent love triangles."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"The primitive San Francisco is imbued with a lusty spirit, comprised of mud in the streets, tinkly pianos and crooked card games."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It's an entertaining but lesser Hawks film, too conventional in its storytelling to kick up any dust."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...surely this must be the only film to ever feature a climactic rowboat chase..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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