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Barbary Coast Gent (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Western | September 1944 (USA)
Honest Plush Brannon is a con-man thrown out of the Barbary Coast in San Francisco in the 1880s and headed for the gold rush region of Nevada. He discovers a real mine which lead to several complications.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Honest Plush Brannon
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Lil Damish
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Duke Cleat
Bruce Kellogg ...
Bradford Bellamy III
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Portia Adair
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Sheriff Hightower
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Pete Hanibal (as Noah Beery Sr.)
Henry O'Neill ...
Colonel Watrous
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Johnny Adair
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Alec Veeder
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Bradford Bellamy I
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Wade Gamelin
Harry Hayden ...
Elias Porter
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Tim Shea
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Jake Compton
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Honest Plush Brannon is a con-man thrown out of the Barbary Coast in San Francisco in the 1880s and headed for the gold rush region of Nevada. He discovers a real mine which lead to several complications.

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Roaring ACTION! Riotous ROMANCE!

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Comedy | Western

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September 1944 (USA)  »

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Gold Town  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Some cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Ray Teal (Bouncer), Ralph Sanford (Bouncer), Jack Norton (Drunk), Will Stanton (Drunk), Harry Rose (Drunk), Abigail Adams (Vi) and Al Bridge (Businessman). Other actors in news items and some production charts also not seen in the movie were Jack Kenny, Kit Guard, May McAvoy and Joe Yule. See more »

Quotes

Honest Plush Brannon: Money's just for suckers who ain't got no conversational ability.
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At the very end of the film, after the cast is listed, the following message is displayed "Pictures exhibited in this theater are given to the armed forces for showing in combat areas around the world". See more »

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Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster
In the score during the opening credits
Reprised on piano in the saloon
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W. Beery in an mgm western...
2 October 2014 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

At the start of Barbary Coast Gent, "Lil" (Binnie Barnes) and "Plush Brannon" (Wallace Beery) are in San Francisco. Wallace, one of the larger than life Beery Brothers, had already won an Oscar for the Champ. Brother Noah is in this one too. Brannon gets kicked out of San Francisco for his shady activities, and moves on. On the train out of town, he teams up with Bradford Bellamy, owner of the train line (the classic character actor Donald Meek), and uses that friendship to his own advantage. It's ironic that Brannon's nickname is "Honest Plush Brannon" - he's always up to no good, which is why he's getting kicked out of town. And when he ends up in Goldtown, he uses that friendship with Mr. Bellamy to start more shenanigans. Brannon gets another film flam going, and he gets in deep. Watch for Ray Collins and Chill Wills. Chill Wills is the town sheriff, and there's also a sub plot with Bellamy's son and Miss Portia. Pretty entertaining western. The LOCATION tab here says this was shot at the Lone Pine hills, and we DO get to see some of the beautiful scenery there. Directed by Roy DelRuth, who had started in the silents. He directed some biggies in the 1930s and 1940s. They are all worth checking out on Turner Classics.


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