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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 »
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Learn How To Make A Movie; Watch Flame of The Barbary Coast See more (12 total) »

Cast

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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:
Cubanola GlideSee more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Learn How To Make A Movie; Watch Flame of The Barbary Coast, 8 September 2005
Author: (darkinvader45210@yahoo.com) from Cincinnati, Ohio

"Flame of the Barbary Coast" is a movie that I grew up watching in a movie theatre. It's easy to poke fun at a movie like this, or any movie made in that era, if you've only seen it on television. The power and quality of the performance of the film can only be seen on the big screen and not on the television screen. Actually, the cast is quite good and anyone interested in directing or photographing a movie should learn from the film. This movie makes every second and minutes count on the screen, and that's the reason the action never stops. Moving the camera in a certain way to make use of the drama and action with out two many cuts is genius, but then, these people knew what they were doing. Many repeats for good measure with eyes on an actor or actress moving side to side as if they are actually participating in the scene. The catty remarks between Virginia Gray and Ann Dvorak after Virginia Gray sings for an audition with Tito, oh boy - meow indeed! Who cares if Ann Dvoraks singing was a little off, and who cares if John Wayne tried his hand at singing on a horse? Who cares if Fred Mertz played a gambler before he was Ricky Ricardo's best friend? Who care's if Butterfly McQueen didn't get a chance to repeat "Ah knows how to birth babies Miss Scahlett!"? This movie is just good old fashioned campy entertainment with no foul words, no nudity, and in many ways the bad guy won when he said, "With Compliments of the House!" Anybody who doesn't like this movie is an old grumpy!

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