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Barricade (1939)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 8 December 1939 (USA)
In China in the 1930s a singer (Faye) and journalist (Baxter) meet on a train attacked by bandits.

Director:

Gregory Ratoff

Writer:

Granville Walker (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alice Faye ... Emmy Jordan
Warner Baxter ... Hank Topping
Charles Winninger ... Samuel J. Cady
Arthur Treacher ... Upton Ward
Keye Luke ... Ling - Cady's Secretary
Willie Fung ... Yen - Cady's Major Domo
Doris Lloyd ... Mrs. Ward
Eily Malyon ... Mrs. Little - Head of Mission
Joan Carroll ... Winifred Ward (as Joan Carol)
Leonid Snegoff Leonid Snegoff ... Boris - Russian Consul
Philip Ahn ... Col. Wai Kang
Jonathan Hale ... Assistant Secretary of State
Moroni Olsen ... Shanghai Managing Editor
Harry Hayden ... Shanghai Telegraph Manager
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Storyline

In China in the 1930s a singer (Faye) and journalist (Baxter) meet on a train attacked by bandits.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sitiados See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Barricade" started shooting under the title "The Girl from Brooklyn" but was retitled "By Dawn's Ealy Light" and "White Lady of the Orient" before settling on the final title. See more »

Soundtracks

There'll Be Other Nights
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Lew Pollack
Lyrics by Lew Brown
Recorded and filmed by Alice Faye but never used. As of 1970 the film was still in the studio vault but has likely decomposed since. It survives today as 16mm prints in maybe two private collections. The soundtrack has been issued on several Alice Faye albums.
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All purpose Film
25 December 2000 | by HAL-98See all my reviews

Entrancing film that has high adventure, light-hearted comedy, and an offbeat romance with an oddball cast of characters. The most notable are the stars: Warner Baxter as the alcoholic down on his luck reporter, Alice Faye as the showgirl running from crime, and the multi-talented Charles Winninger as the noble head of a small American embassy under siege by a large band of Mongolian bandits. Good script, interesting complex characters, and fine performances make for an engrossing movie that has something to please every movie taste.


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