Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 153: Fri June 2

Barbary Coast (Hawks, 1935): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.20pm

This 35mm presentation is in the Razor Sharp: The Fabulous Women of Howard Hawks season at BFI Southbank. The movie also screens on June 15th. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
A wide-open San Francisco, circa 1890, is the background for one of Howard Hawks’s intelligent love triangles: Miriam Hopkins is a mail-order bride whose husband-to-be is killed on the night of her arrival; gambler Edward G. Robinson offers her protection, drifter Joel McCrea offers her solace. A boisterous film with a serious undertone provided by Hawks’s preoccupation with the moral compromise necessary for survival. Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur scripted (1935).
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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