Bat Morgan is nearly shanghaied on his way to the gold fields of California. Instead he kills Shanghai Duck and becomes a hero in San Francisco's Barbary Coast. He winds up the rich owner of a saloon and gambling hall and is nearly lynched for a murder he didn't commit.—Ed Stephan
class distinction, murder, redemption, arson, crisis, humiliation, resolvement, crooked gambler, ruse, betrayal, treachery, complications, trauma, dire straits, bushwhacker, ambush, corrupt politician, irish american, gunshot wound, historical event
The Frisco Kid just misses being very good, perhaps because although Wilder is funny and endearing, we never quite believe in the character he plays.
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