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  • Barbary Coast (Port of Wickedness)

    1935. USA. Howard Hawks. 90 min.

Saturday, December 15, 2007, 2:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Barbary Coast (Port of Wickedness)

    1935. USA. Directed by Howard Hawks. Screenplay by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur. With Miriam Hopkins, Edward G. Robinson, Joel McCrea. "You don't want a couple of jackasses to remember me by?" McCrea's Jim Carmichael is an earnest poet, moonlighting as a gold prospector, who melts the steel heart of tough broad Mary Rutledge (Hopkins). Mary has arrived in San Francisco to find her fiancé dead and his wealth stolen by the city's resident hooligan and casino boss, Louis Chamalis. When Jim enters the picture, she's gone to work for Chamalis as a croupier—and finds herself on the receiving end of his brutish affections. Barbary Coast, another collaboration between Hawks and Hecht, is written by the classic screenwriting pair of Hecht and MacArthur. The two enjoyed a friendship and professional collaboration that lasted a quarter-century and extended beyond screenwriting to producing, directing, and playwriting. 90 min.

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