Frisco Kid (1935) Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Woods, Ricardo Cortez, Lili Damita

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FRISCO KID is a Warner production directed by Lloyd Bacon in 1935.

San Francisco, 1854. James Cagney is a smart sailor who will become a wealthy club owner of the Barbary Coast. He'll fall in love with Margaret Lindsay who belongs to the San Francisco bourgeoisie and is campaigning against the corruption in the City. When the journalist Donald Woods is murdered, the honest citizens of San Francisco decide to take the law into their hands and set the fire to the Barbary Coast dives.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   left-wing-but-not-quite-communist activism!    -   fighting government corruption Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   citizens fighting criminals Lover is...    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   San Francisco Misc setting    -   theater    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None

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