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Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She... See full summary »
There were constant struggles between Miriam Hopkins and Edward G. Robinson during the shooting of the movie. She constantly changed her lines and tried to upstage and unsettle Robinson's performance. After two weeks they had to shoot a scene where Robinson had to slap his co-star. He did just that, but put such force in it that she fell to the ground. After a pause the crew began to cheer, fed up as they were with Hopkins' antics.
No complaints. Wisdom was never bought at so cheap a price.
Opening credits prologue: Gold
Out of California in 1849 came the cry that lured the adventurous from the four corners of the earth.
Over the Rockies in covered wagons they came, and around the Horn in square-rigged ships.
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