Barbary Coast


Miriam Hopkins as Mary Rutledge, nicknamed Swan, in a publicity still for Barbary Coast (1935).  Miriam was born in Savannah, Georgia and had 53 acting credits in her career, from a 1928 short to 1970.  Miriam was one of the biggest stars of the 30s, with numerous box office hits of the day.  Her highlights include Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1932), Trouble in Paradise, The Story of Temple Drake, Design for Living, Beck Sharp (the first three strip Technicolor feature, in 1935), These Three, The Old Maid, Virginia City, Old Acquaintance, and The Heiress.

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Barbary Coast

Miriam Hopkins arrives in town to some bad news in Barbary Coast (1935).

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Joel McCrae romances Miriam Hopkins in Barbary Coast (1935).

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Joel McCrae and Miriam Hopkins make a handsome turn of the century couple on Barbary Coast (1935).  Joel was also second male lead in the next film Samuel Goldwyn produced with Howard Hawks directing, Come and Get It.

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Barbary Coast (1935) may not be one of Howard Hawks’ masterpieces, but it is certainly a 30s classic, with a great cast, great story and great production values by producer Samuel Goldwyn, the first of four films Sam produced with Hawks directing.

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Miriam Hopkins in a costume by Omar Kiam for Barbary Coast (1935).  Omar was born in Monterrey, Mexico and had 31 costuming credits from 1934 to 1939.  His career highlights include Les Miserables (1935), These Three. Dodsworth, Come and Get It, A Star is Born, Stella Dallas, The Hurricane, The Adventures of Marco Polo and Wuthering Heights.

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Edward G Robinson and Miriam Hopkins in Barbary Coast (1935), written by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.

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Miriam Hopkins arrives in San Francisco to a desperate situation in Barbary Coast (1935).

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Miriam Hopkins as Mary Rutledge, nicknamed Swan, in Barbary Coat (1935).  Miriam was one of the biggest stars of the 30s, appearing in many of the most popular films of the decade.

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Edward G Robinson puts the moves of Miriam Hopkins, new in town in Barbary Coast (1935).