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Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)

Duke falls for Flaxen in the Barbary Coast in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. He loses money to crooked gambler Tito, goes home and PL: learns to gamble, and returns. After he makes a ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Borden Chase (original screenplay), Prescott Chaplin (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Duke Fergus
Ann Dvorak ... 'Flaxen' Tarry
Joseph Schildkraut ... Tito Morell
William Frawley ... 'Smooth' Wylie
Virginia Grey ... Rita Dane
Russell Hicks ... Cyrus Danver
Jack Norton ... 'Byline' Conners
Paul Fix ... Calico Jim
Manart Kippen Manart Kippen ... Dr. Gorman
Eve Lynne Eve Lynne ... Martha
Marc Lawrence ... Joe Disko
Butterfly McQueen ... Flaxen's Maid
Rex Lease ... Collingswood
Hank Bell ... Hank
Al Murphy Al Murphy ... Horseshoe Brown
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Storyline

Duke falls for Flaxen in the Barbary Coast in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. He loses money to crooked gambler Tito, goes home and PL: learns to gamble, and returns. After he makes a fortune he opens his own place with Flaxen as the entertainer. The 1906 quake destroys his place. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The brawling, colorful story of the queen of hearts and the ace of gamblers... with a shock climax such as the screen has never known! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hogueras de pasión See more »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Carrie" by Albert von Tilzer was written in 1909, three years after the action in the movie takes place (1906). See more »

Quotes

Tito Morell: With Compliments of the House!
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

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Featured in That's Action (1977) See more »

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Too Much Mustard
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Written by Cecil Macklin
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1906 Electric lines
10 June 2005 | by Joe-321See all my reviews

If you want to see the electric lines in SF in 1906 check out the links listed below from the SF Museum. These two slides in the power point show the lines that were present then.

I think that the level of electric service shown in the film was a little advance for 1906, most would not pick upon that. Remember this was a 1945 film, compare it to the 50's not present day films to be fair. Acting talent still beats special effects in my book. Just think what kind of movies John Wayne could do in 2005 with just a few of today's effects. Maybe some one could apply CGI to an older movie? Good movie, to bad we get so few good movies in the current productions.

http://www.sfmuseum.org/views/1906.ppt#262,8,Slide 8

http://www.sfmuseum.org/views/1906.ppt#264,13,Slide 12

Check out the rest of the site worth the time, just as this movie is.


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