Flame Of Barbary Coast
John Wayne plays Duke Fergus, a good-hearted rancher from Montana who comes to San Francisco to collect a debt owed to him by Tito (Joseph Schildkraut), slick owner of a casino. He falls in love with Flaxen (Ann Dvorak), the beautiful saloon singer engaged to Tito! Duke loses his hard-earned bankroll at Tito's casino f-rcing him to leave town. But not for long! The next time he comes to town, his luck radically changes. In fact, he's so lucky that he almost cleans out Tito's casino. With his winnings, Duke builds a casino across the street from Tito, hiring Flaxen to star in his floor show. All goes well until the great San Francisco earthquake f-rces Duke, Flaxen and all the residents of the city rebuild. William Frawley (I Love Lucy) and Virginia Grey (Strangers In The Night) also star in this exciting drama featuring "the Duke" at his larger than life finest. Directed by Joseph Kane (The Lawless Nineties). Nominated for two Academy Awards.