Barbary Coast

Miriam Hopkins is lifted off the muddy San Francisco streets. lead by Walter Brennan, in a screencap from Barbary Coast (1935)

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Barbary Coast

Miriam Hopkins and Edward G Robinson did not get along while filming Barbary Coast (1935)

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Joel McCrae and Walter Brennan on the streets of San Francisco in Barbary Coast (1935)

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Miriam Hopkins and Edward G Robinson in a 1954 lobby card for the re-release of Barbary Coast (1935), re-titled Port of Wickedness, so as not to be confused with other Barbary Coast titles such as Flame of the Barbary Coast and Barbary Coast Gent.

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Edward G Robinson grabs hold of Walter Brennan in a scene from Barbary Coast (1935).  Walter would go on to make five more films with Howard Hawks – Come and Get It, Sergeant York, To Have and Have Not, Red River and Rio Bravo.  He is memorable in all his supporting roles for Hawks.

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A crowd including Brian Donlevy and Walter Brennan gathers around Edward G Robinson and Miriam Hopkins in Ed’s San Francisco casino in a scene from Barbary Coast (1935).

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Edward G Robinson watches over Miriam Hopkins in a scene from Barbary Coast (1935) with Brian Donlevy and Walter Brennan among the crowd

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Edward G Robinson and Miriam Hopkins in Barbary Coast (1935).

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Edward G Robinson makes a point in a 1954 re-release publicity still for Barbary Coast (1935)

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Brian Donlevy looks over the right shoulder of casino owner Edward G Robinson in a scene from Barbary Coast (1935).

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trailer for Barbary Coast (1935), the first of four films Howard Hawks made for producer Samuel Goldwyn.

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Edward G Robinson and Miriam Hopkins in a publicity still for Barbary Coast (1935)

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Edward G Robinson poses for Barbary Coast (1935).  It was his second film with Howard Hawks, after Tiger Shark (19320.

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Joel McCrae and his mule in the San Francisco fog in a publicity still for Barbary Coast (1935), one of Howard Hawks’s fine under-rated films.  He has so many masterpieces, its easy to neglect his many above average films.

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Edward G Robinson and Miriam Hopkins did not get along while filming Barbary Coast (1935),  In fact, Miriam didn’t get along with anyone on the film because of her diva attitudes.