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Director:
Writers:
Borden Chase (original screenplay) and
Prescott Chaplin (story)
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Release Date:
28 May 1945 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
PACKED WITH THE THRILL AND SPECTACLE OF THE WEST'S MOST EXCITING ERA! (original poster) See more »
Plot:
Duke falls for Flaxen in the Barbary Coast in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. He loses money to crooked gambler Tito... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more »
User Reviews:
Compliments of the House See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... Duke Fergus

Ann Dvorak ... Ann 'Flaxen' Tarry

Joseph Schildkraut ... Boss Tito Morell

William Frawley ... Wolf Wylie
Virginia Grey ... Rita Dane
Russell Hicks ... Cyrus Danver, Owner San Francisco Star
Jack Norton ... Byline Conners, Reporter San Francisco Star

Paul Fix ... Calico Jim
Manart Kippen ... Dr. Gorman
Eve Lynne ... Martha, Morell's Secretary

Marc Lawrence ... Joe Disko, Gambler

Butterfly McQueen ... Beulah, Flaxen's Maid
Rex Lease ... Collingswood, headwaiter
Hank Bell ... Hank, cabby
Al Murphy ... Horseshoe Brown
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Acuff ... Smokey, the Train Engineer (uncredited)
Doc Adams ... Barfly (uncredited)
Melva Anstead ... Dancehall Girl (uncredited)
George Boyce ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Roy Butler ... Telephone Man (uncredited)
Dorothy Christy ... Mother Bronson (uncredited)
Edmund Cobb ... Townsman (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Waiter (uncredited)
Kenne Duncan ... Gambler (uncredited)
Joe Evans ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Bartender (uncredited)
Bud Geary ... Henchman (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Morell Henchman (uncredited)
William Halligan ... Tom Buckman (uncredited)
Stuart Hamblen ... Jud McCone (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Barfly (uncredited)
Frank Jaquet ... Prominent Citizen (uncredited)
Willie Keeler ... Barfly (uncredited)
Patricia Knox ... Dancehall Girl (uncredited)
Tom London ... Thompson, Townsman in Mob (uncredited)
Adele Mara ... Marie (uncredited)
Charles Marsh ... Speaker (uncredited)
Frankie Marvin ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Frank McCarroll ... Attendant (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Pat McKee ... Barfly (uncredited)
Jack Mulhall ... Gambler (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien ... Waiter (uncredited)
Jack O'Shea ... Barnes, the Dice Table Croupier (uncredited)
Bud Osborne ... Bartender (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Victor Potel ... Train Fireman (uncredited)
Bobbie Priest ... Bit (uncredited)
Hugh Prosser ... Fred Mallen (uncredited)
Beverly Reedy ... Dancehall Girl (uncredited)
Joe Rickson ... Dealer (uncredited)
Arlyn Roberts ... Dancehall Girl (uncredited)
Hector Sarno ... Spectator at Dice Table (uncredited)
Lee Shumway ... Casey (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Gambler (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Calico Jim's Bartender (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Gleason, Rita's Agent (uncredited)
Bill Wolfe ... Barfly in White Suit (uncredited)
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Directed by
Joseph Kane 
 
Writing credits
Borden Chase (original screenplay)

Prescott Chaplin  story

Produced by
Joseph Kane .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
R. Dale Butts (uncredited)
Mort Glickman (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Robert De Grasse (photography) (as Robert DeGrasse)
 
Film Editing by
Richard L. Van Enger 
 
Art Direction by
Gano Chittenden 
 
Set Decoration by
Otto Siegel 
 
Costume Design by
Adele Palmer 
Robert Ramsey (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Peggy Gray .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
Bob Mark .... makeup supervisor (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Al Wilson .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Virgil Hart .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Howard Lydecker .... special effects
Theodore Lydecker .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Gordon Schaefer .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bud Geary .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
Bobbie Priest .... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Guerin .... camera engineer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
R. Dale Butts .... orchestrator (as Dale Butts)
Morton Scott .... musical director
Joseph Dubin .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Larry Ceballos .... dance director
 

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Runtime:
91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Featured in That's Action (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
Baby Blue-Eyes, Have a HeartSee more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Compliments of the House, 31 May 2003
Author: pdavideastburn from United States

John Wayne, Duke Fergus, is tagged "King of Luck", after breaking the bank in several casino saloons with the help of Ann Dvorak, as Ann 'Flaxen' Tarry, who says, "You've just been promoted". From Duke to King. How ironic that the man known as The Duke in his lifetime had to be the object of this tongue-in-cheek line. Some would think that The Duke was above being a king. This movie does fit the small screen (of t.v), but maybe it was appropriate for the large screen in 1945 when folks weren't so jaded in their viewings. The real gem of this movie is Joseph Schildkraut, as Boss Tito Morell. How could a shady bad guy be so lovable? We love the under dog. Is there any question that The Duke will walk away with the lady? But Tito is the one who really loves Flaxen, and always holds back from resorting to "fixing" The Duke as his cronies want to do. He may be the evil foil, but you can't help but love this gentleman scoundrel. Loyalty does not pay in the end for our hapless romantic. And talk about obsession: the suitors of Flaxen still hang around even when it seems she will be paralyzed for life after the Great Earthquake (did San Francisco really have electric poles in 1906?!)--they hope the old trooper will return to the stage and awe their hearts, not to mention their libidos! As Flaxen is whisked off in Duke's carriage to Montana, Tito has the best line: "Compliments of the House"....

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