Law of the Barbary Coast (1949)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Gloria Henry, best known to modern viewers as Alice Mitchell in TV's Dennis the Menace, was the winsome leading lady of Law of the Barbary Coast. As Julie Adams, Henry assists D.A. Michael Lodge (played by Robert Shayne, the future Inspector Henderson of Superman) in his efforts to clean up the Barbary Coast district of San Francisco. Impeding their efforts is Stefan Schnabel as gambling czar Boralof, not to mention the fact that most of the DA's eyewitnesses turn up dead. Stephen Dunne provides a romantic interest for Adams as assistant DA Phil Morton, while Adele Jergens breezes through another of her "hard-boiled dame" characterizations. Law of the Barbary Coast was assembled with Columbia's usual low-budget efficiency.

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criminal, protection, crime-ring, gambling, gangster, investigation, killing, murder, witness, Witness-Protection-Program