The San Francisco Story (1952)

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    • The San Francisco Story (1952)

      THE SAN FRANCISCO STORY

      DIRECTED BY ROBERT PARRISH
      MUSIC BY PAUL DUNLAP/ EMIL NEWMAN
      FIDELITY-VOGUE PICTURES INC,
      WARNER BROS.


      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      In the 1850s San Francisco newspaper editor Jim Martin seeks the help of wealthy miner Rick Nelson
      in ousting crooked politician Andrew Cain. Cain's girlfriend Adelaide falls in love with Rick. Rick and the bad guy shoot it out with shotguns on horseback.
      Written by Ed Stephan

      Cast
      Joel McCrea ... Rick Nelson
      Yvonne De Carlo ... Adelaide McCall
      Sidney Blackmer ... Andrew Cain
      Richard Erdman ... Shorty
      Florence Bates ... Sadie
      Onslow Stevens ... Capt. Jim Martin
      John Raven ... Lessing
      O.Z. Whitehead ... Alfey
      Ralph Dumke ... Winfield Holbert (as Ralph E. Dumke)
      Robert Foulk ... Thompson
      Lane Chandler ... Morton
      and many more...

      Produced
      Ben Hersh ... supervising producer
      Howard Welsch ... producer

      Music
      Paul Dunlap
      Emil Newman
      Hugo Friedhofer

      Cinematography
      John F. Seitz

      Trivia
      Unknown

      Goofs
      Unknown

      Filming Locations
      Motion Picture Center Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

      Watch the Movie

      [extendedmedia] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Mz3LDob8g8 [/extendedmedia]
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • The San Francisco Story is a 1952 film noir in a Western setting directed by
      Robert Parrish, starring Joel McCrea and Yvonne de Carlo.

      The rough and tumble Barbary Coast of San Francisco is recreated with attention to detail,
      including Florence Bates as a saloon keeper Shanghaiing the unwary.
      Noir elements include lots of shadows, discordant musical score, snappy dialogue,
      a disabused hero who resists the good fight, and a femme fatale.
      A schematic but insightful rendering of political corruption, the film is essentially about standing up to bullies.



      User Review

      Fifties production line western has it's moments.
      16 January 2004 | by Mozjoukine

      moz wrote:

      Joel McCrea had made these his home ground and this independent effort, picked up by Warners, was pushed along by the amiable Robert Parrish who obviously found some elements more involving than others.


      The dialogs between McCrea and Yvonne De Carlo, in her spotless Fifties outfits, are lifeless and often filmed against back projection. However when Tor Johnson opens the hatch to Florence Bates' waterfront dive bar with a back room full of drunken sailors that she's sold to shanghai-ing captains, thing pick up. The scenes are played for comedy and the smoke filled, low roof ship's hold decor is striking.

      Easy to get nostalgic for a time when these came two a time in neighborhood theaters.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England