The Barbary Coast
The Barbary Coast (1935)

This film, set in San Francisco in the late 1800s, focuses on an outrageous nightclub owner and his efforts at wooing lovely Mary Rutledge, an Eastern lass left to her own devices in the rowdy port city. The lamblike babe loses that… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 8, 2005
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andre Sennwald
New York Times

Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur hammer out a bouncing melodrama of San Francisco's sin and salad days in Barbary Coast.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Any self-respecting San Franciscan needs to give Barbary Coast a spin.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

You can't go far wrong with Miriam Hopkins, Eddie G. and Howard Hawks.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A wide-open San Francisco, circa 1890, is the background for one of Howard Hawks's intelligent love triangles.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The primitive San Francisco is imbued with a lusty spirit, comprised of mud in the streets, tinkly pianos and crooked card games.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's an entertaining but lesser Hawks film, too conventional in its storytelling to kick up any dust.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...surely this must be the only film to ever feature a climactic rowboat chase...

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
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… More