Flame of Barbary Coast
Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 28, 1945
DVD Release Date: January 21, 2003
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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
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The script is so lame and murky that even the Duke doesn't seem interested in his character.

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