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Frisco Kid (1935)

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After a roustabout sailer avoids being shanghaied in 1852 San Francisco, his audacity helps him to arise to a position of power in the vice industry of the infamous Barbary Coast.

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Bat Morgan
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Jean Barrat
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Paul Morra
Lili Damita ...
Belle
Donald Woods ...
Charles Ford
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Spikder Burke
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Solly
Joe King ...
James Daley (as Joseph King)
Addison Richards ...
Coleman
Robert McWade ...
Judge Crawford
Joseph Crehan ...
McClanahan
Robert Strange ...
Graber
Joe Sawyer ...
Slugs Crippen (as Joseph Sawyer)
Fred Kohler ...
Shanghai Duck
Edward McWade ...
Tupper
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Bat Morgan is nearly shanghaied on his way to the gold fields of California. Instead he kills Shanghai Duck and becomes a hero in San Francisco's Barbary Coast. He winds up the rich owner of a saloon and gambling hall and is nearly lynched for a murder he didn't commit. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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He's the Two-Fisted Hero of the Square Mile of Hell the Devil Himself disowned!

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30 November 1935 (USA)  »

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La ciudad siniestra  »

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Bat Morgan: [after listening to Solly recite a Yiddish proverb] Too much for me. What does it mean?
Solly Green: [laughs] I means that he who digs a grave for somebody else usually falls in it himself.
Bat Morgan: Don't you worry about me. Now that I know the rules, I know how to play.
Solly Green: You mean it's a case of of dog eat dog?
Bat Morgan: Yeah.
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A Life on the Ocean Wave
(1838) (uncredited)
Music by Henry Russell
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Unsaintly San Francisco
20 December 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Mediocre Warner Bros. period piece which goes off to a good start, but is hampered by a predictable narrative, an unfocused storyline and a lack of exciting moments, not to mention Jimmy's terrible hairdo in the later stages.

The picturesque Barbary Coast setting is a plus, though, and this one's the first movie I've seen, that features a lynch mob whose anger you actually understand (though the people are portrayed just as sheepishly dumb as always.)

Not Cagney's best hour, to be sure.

5 out of 10 hooked hands


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