Frisco Kid (1935)

Frisco Kid (1935)

Released: 1935
Genre: Adventure, Genre, Romance
Director: Lloyd Bacon
Starring: Ricardo Cortez, Margaret Lindsay, James Cagney, ,
Run time: 77 min
IMDb: 6.2/10
Country: USA
Views: 38769


Bat Morgan is nearly shanghaied on his way to the gold fields of California. Instead he kills Shanghai Duck and becomes a hero in San Francisco’s Barbary Coast. He winds up the rich owner of a saloon and gambling hall and is nearly lynched for a murder he didn’t commit.
Written by
Ed Stephan <[email protected]>
User Reviews: Mediocre Warner Bros. period piece which goes off to a good start, but is hampered by a predictable narrative, an unfocused storyline and a lack of exciting moments, not to mention Jimmy’s terrible hairdo in the later stages.

The picturesque Barbary Coast setting is a plus, though, and this one’s the first movie I’ve seen, that features a lynch mob whose anger you actually understand (though the people are portrayed just as sheepishly dumb as always.)

Not Cagney’s best hour, to be sure.

5 out of 10 hooked hands

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.