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The San Francisco Story

  • Western
  • 1952
  • Robert Parrish
  • 79 mins
  • A

Summary

In 1856, San Francisco is the scene of political battles between criminal organizations led by corrupt politicians and vigilante committees formed by honest citizens.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Hunky Joel McCrea, plays a miner who opposes corrupt politician Sidney Blackmer's plans to take over the city and the state of California. It all ends with a preposterous duel on horseback, by which the point of dispute isn't political morality, but the fairly blatant charms of Miss Yvonne De Carlo, who starts off in Blackmer's camp but switches sides when McCrea swaggers in like a bargain-basement Clark Gable. There's a lot of rough-house stuff - and every interior set is so overdressed it makes San Francisco in the 1850s look like a bordello - but one waits in vain for an earthquake to liven things up.

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Credits

Cast

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Rick NelsonJoel McCrea
Adelaide McCallYvonne De Carlo
Andrew CainSidney Blackmer
ShortyRichard Erdman
SadieFlorence Bates
Jim MartinOnslow Stevens
LessingJohn Raven

Crew

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DirectorRobert Parrish

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros Pictures Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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