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It's the wild and woolly waterfront world of San Francisco in the late 1800s in this rambling tale of an outrageous nightclub owner (Edward G. Robinson) and his efforts at wooing lovely Mary Rutledge (Miriam Hopkins), a lovely Eastern lass left to her own devices in the rowdy port city. The innocent babe loses that innocence when she becomes a kept lady, running the roulette wheel in Robinson's nightclub. The plot matures when Mary falls in love with an honest and upright gold miner. When the lovers are discovered during a fateful tryst, they flee the evil Robinson, hoping to escape as stowaways aboard a departing ship. Robinson is magnificent in this ruffian role. This action-filled adventure is suitable for the whole family. ~ Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ray June Best Cinematography 1935 Nominee

Cast

Miriam Hopkins
as Mary Rutledge
Edward G. Robinson
as Louis Chamalis
Joel McCrea
as James Carmichael
Walter Brennan
as Old Atrocity
Frank Craven
as Col. Marcus Aurelius Cobb
Brian Donlevy
as Knuckles
Clyde Cook
as Oakie
Harry Carey
as Slocum
Matt McHugh
as Bronco
Otto Hoffman
as Peebles
Rollo Lloyd
as Wigham
J.M. Kerrigan
as Judge Harper
Donald Meek
as McTavish
Frank Benson
Herman Bing
as Fish Peddler
Jules Cowles
as Pilot
Patricia Farley
as Dance Hall Girl
Kit Guard
as Kibitzer
Harry Holman
as Mayor
Tom London
as Ringsider
Hank Mann
David Niven
as Cockney Sailor
Victor Potel
as Wilkins
Russell Powell
as Sheriff
Constantine Romanoff
as Bouncer
Harry Semels
as Lookout
Bert Sprotte
Bob Stevenson
as Passenger
Cyril Thornton
as Steward
Fredrik Vogeding
as Ship's Captain
Ethel Wales
as Mayor's Wife
Dave Wengren
as 1st Mate
Russell Powell
as Sheriff
Fredrik Vogeding
as Ship's Captain
Constantine Romanoff
as Bouncer
Victor Potel
as Wilkins
Tom London
as Ringsider
Ethel Wales
as Mayor's Wife
Kit Guard
as Kibitzer
Herman Bing
as Fish Peddler
Harry Semels
as Lookout
Jules Cowles
as Pilot
Cyril Thornton
as Steward
Patricia Farley
as Dance Hall Girl
Bob Stevenson
as Passenger
Harry Holman
as Mayor
David Niven
as Cockney Sailor

Crew

Howard Hawks
Director
Samuel Goldwyn
Producer
Ben Hecht
Screenwriter
Charles MacArthur
Screenwriter
Ray June
Cinematographer
Alfred Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
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