Barbary Coast

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Perhaps not one of Hawks' greatest films, but none the less interesting. Set in the isolating fog and mist that immediately removes turn-of-the-century San Francisco from time and space, it deals with the competition between nightclub owner Robinson and prospector McCrea for Miriam Hopkins' dancer. Though the Hecht-MacArthur script is surprisingly poetic and derring-do, Hawks' direction is typically matter-of-fact.

By: PH

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Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Howard Hawks
Screenwriter: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur
Cast: Miriam Hopkins
Edward G Robinson
Joel McCrea
Walter Brennan
Frank Craven
Brian Donlevy
David Niven
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