MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,100 this week

Barbary Coast (1935)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 904 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 18 critic

Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She... See full summary »

Directors:

, (uncredited)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 18 May 2011
 
list image
a list of 47 titles
created 25 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 35 titles
created 20 Feb 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 12 Jul 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Barbary Coast" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Barbary Coast (1935)

Barbary Coast (1935) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Barbary Coast.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

At a remote South American trading port, the manager of an air freight company is forced to risk his pilots' lives in order to win an important contract.

Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth
Red Line 7000 (1965)
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The story of three racing drivers and three women, who constantly have to worry for the lives of their boyfriends. Jim Loomis and Mike Marsh drive for Pat Cassarian. Jim expects his fiancée... See full summary »

Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: James Caan, Laura Devon, Gail Hire
The Big Sky (1952)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The success of the journey focuses on keeping the Indian girl alive as well as themselves to complete trade with the Blackfeet.

Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Elizabeth Threatt
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Successful attorney has his Jewish heritage and poverty-stricken background brought home to him when he learns his wife has been unfaithful.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: John Barrymore, Bebe Daniels, Doris Kenyon
Ball of Fire (1941)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A group of ivory-tower lexicographers realize they need to hear how real people talk, and end up helping a beautiful singer avoid police and escape from the Mob.

Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka
These Three (1936)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This first film version of "The Children's Hour" uses a heterosexual triangle rather than the play's lesbian theme. The plot concerns schoolteachers Karen Wright and Martha Dobie, both of ... See full summary »

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Merle Oberon, Joel McCrea
The Love Trap (1929)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: William Wyler
Stars: Laura La Plante, Neil Hamilton, Robert Ellis
Thunderbolt (1947)
Documentary | Short | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary on the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft and its use in missions over Europe and the Pacific Theatre in the Second World War.

Directors: John Sturges, William Wyler
Stars: James Stewart, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Lowery
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A meek milquetoast of a clerk is mistaken for Public Enemy #1, and the notorious killer takes advantage of the situation.

Director: John Ford
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Arthur Hohl
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A naive girl just out of a cloistered orphanage finds that being a 'good fairy' to strangers makes life awfully complicated.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Margaret Sullavan, Herbert Marshall, Frank Morgan
Comedy | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Captain Henri Rochard is a French officer assigned to work with Lieut. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. When the war ends, Capt. ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In a small Pacific village, a widowed fisherman marries a girl young enough to be his daughter. Complications ensue when the new wife falls in love with her husband's son.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Walter Huston, Douglass Montgomery, Helen Chandler
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Frank Craven ...
...
Knuckles Jacoby
Clyde Cook ...
Oakie
...
Jed Slocum
Matt McHugh ...
Broncho
...
Sawbuck McTavish
Rollo Lloyd ...
Wigham
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Judge Harper
Roger Gray ...
Sandy Ferguson
Edit

Storyline

Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She falls in love with miner Carmichael and takes his gold dust at the wheel. She goes after him, Louis goes after her with intent to harm Carmichael. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 December 1935 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Port of Wickedness  »

Box Office

Budget:

$778,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Joel McCrea's role was initially intended for Gary Cooper, See more »

Quotes

Mary 'Swan' Rutledge: I wish I could tell you something that would make you howl and shoot!
See more »

Connections

Edited into Spisok korabley (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"I've got this title boys now go and write me a movie."

Apparently Sam Goldwyn picked the words Barbary Coast as a title then called in his writers and told them to write a story. That was the way they did things at Hollywood studios in the thirties.

This is actually a pretty entertaining movie that catches some of the anything goes atmosphere of San Francisco in gold rush days.Edward G. Robinson is miscast (and has to wear some peculiar costumes) in his role as a bad guy but he gives it everything he's got and some of his scenes are quite effective. Miriam Hopkins is very good as a gold digger of the non mining kind and Joel Mcrea as her hearts desire spouts some poetic dialogue quite eloquently.

Good drama of the typically Hollywood kind.


14 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Goldwyn didn't make up the title... phz517
UK DVD out now! mr-dan-hunter
Miriam Hopkins brycedavidzon
FANTASTIC MOVIE goldenyearz
Discuss Barbary Coast (1935) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?