Barbary Coast (film)

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Barbary Coast is a 1935 American historical Western film directed by Howard Hawks. Shot in black-and-white and set in San Francisco's so-called Barbary Coast during the California Gold Rush, the film combines elements of the Western genre with those of crime, melodrama and adventure. It features a wide range of actors, from hero Joel McCrea to villain Edward G. Robinson, and stars Miriam Hopkins in the leading role as Mary 'Swan' Rutledge. In an early, uncredited appearance, David Niven plays a drunken sailor being thrown out of a bar.

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Barbary Coast
1935 Theatrical Poster
Directed byHoward Hawks
Written byBen Hecht
Charles MacArthur
Produced bySamuel Goldwyn
StarringMiriam Hopkins
Edward G. Robinson
Joel McCrea
Frank Craven
CinematographyRay June
Edited byEdward Curtiss
Music byAlfred Newman
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • October 13, 1935 (1935-10-13)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$1 million[1]
Edward G. Robinson and Miriam Hopkins