Wharf Angel

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Wharf Angel

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Wharf Angel

Release Date: March 15, 1934

Year    :   1934
Slogan    :   «Barbary Coast! Where the tides of human passions roll up strange wrecks of life and love...a haven for crushed derelicts...such as Toy, who knew men but never heard of love!»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Paramount
Director    :   William Cameron Menzies, George Somnes
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Samuel Hoffenstein, Frank Partos, Stephen Morehouse Avery, Frederick Schlick
RunTime    :   65 mins.

On the wharfs of San Francisco, saloon girl Toy, also known as Mary, lives over Mother Bright's bar. When Como Murphy, a fugitive from the law, hides in her room, she falls in love with him. He explains that after he spoke out about the rights of man to a crowd, a riot ensued, during which a policeman was killed. Como took the gun from the killer, but is thought to be guilty of the crime himself. Como, who reciprocates Mary's love, spends the night with her, but leaves to keep her out of danger. He joins the crew of a ship sailing to China after he is befriended by Turk, a big lumbering sailor who is also in love with Mary. Each man is unaware that they love the same woman.


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