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Barbary Coast Gent (1944)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  September 1944 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Honest Plush Brannon
Binnie Barnes ...
Lil Damish
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Duke Cleat
Bruce Kellogg ...
Bradford Bellamy III
Frances Rafferty ...
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
Morris Ankrum ...
Alec Veeder
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Bradford Bellamy I
Addison Richards ...
Wade Gamelin
Harry Hayden ...
Elias Porter
Paul E. Burns ...
Tim Shea
Paul Hurst ...
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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Trivia

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, [error] and Joe Yule. See more »

Quotes

Lil Damish: I'll keep the homefires burning.
Honest Plush Brannon: You be careful who you let near the fireplace, okay?
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Soundtracks

Oh, Dem Golden Slippers!
(1879)
Music and Lyrics by James Allen Bland
Played offscreen on piano
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Jingle Bill a literate bandit
29 September 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Wallace Beery was once one of MGM's biggest box office draws, but by the mid Forties he was reduced to B pictures of which Barbary Coast Gent is an example.

Barbary Coast Gent finds Beery a genial con man who has to flee San Francisco and his long time lady love Binnie Barnes and head for Nevada and the alleged precious metals that are to be found there. There's nothing alleged about the gold mine he accidentally finds. But what to do about it.

He certainly needs money and for once he uses his persuasive conning powers to get investors in on a real deal. But he's a guy who usually takes the money and runs and the real problems of mining prove to be formidable.

When former associate John Carradine blackmails him, Beery is forced to real outlaw ways robbing all kinds of places to make him the money that Carradine took. Rather stupidly he takes to using poetical verses left at every scene to identify him as a literate bandit known as Jingle Bill.

It all works out for him though, somewhat in the end. Think of the John Ford Three Godfathers and you'll know what happens to Beery.

MGM did provide Beery with some great players for a supporting cast with Henry O'Neill. Paul Hurst, Ray Collins and the best being Chill Wills as a laconic sheriff. Fans of Wallace Beery should enjoy this.


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