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Frisco Kid (1935)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance | 30 November 1935 (USA)
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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Jean Barrat
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Paul Morra
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Belle
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Spider Burke
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Solly
Joe King ...
James Daley (as Joseph King)
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Coleman
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Judge Crawford
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McClanahan
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Graber
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Slugs Crippen (as Joseph Sawyer)
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Shanghai Duck
Edward McWade ...
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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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Quotes

Bat Morgan: [after watching Morra draw a good card] You're too lucky.
Paul Morra: [Knowingly] It's my business to be lucky.
Bat Morgan: [Understanding his meaning] Not a bad business.
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Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
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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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