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Fog Over Frisco (1934)

 -  Crime | Mystery | Thriller  -  2 June 1934 (USA)
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The lifestyles of Arlene and Valkyr Bradford, half-sisters from a respected San Francisco family, diverge markedly as Arlene takes up with criminals.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Arlene
Donald Woods ...
Tony
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Val
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Spencer
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Izzy
Arthur Byron ...
Bradford
Robert Barrat ...
Thorne
Henry O'Neill ...
Porter
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Jake Bello
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Mayard (as Douglas Dumbrille)
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Chief O'Malley
Gordon Westcott ...
Joe Bello
Charles C. Wilson ...
Detective Sgt. O'Hagen (as Charles Wilson)
Harold Minjir ...
Archie Van Ness
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Spike Smith
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Storyline

Arlene Bradford is the quintessential high society bad girl. She's spoiled by Everett Bradford, her indulgently wealthy San Francisco father, who's recently become totally disgusted by her irresponsible antics. She has little regard for the law and the company she keeps. She has her investment broker fiancé Spencer Carlton involved in a stolen bond racket and flirts with local gangster types including the notorious Jake Bellow. The senior Bradford becomes concerned when Arlene begins to involve her half-sister Valkyr in her shady and highly dangerous activities. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Enslaved by a mad desire for illicit thrills, she made others pay for her violent career! See more »


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2 June 1934 (USA)  »

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Dimma över Frisco  »

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Trivia

Bette Davis remarked that she looked back at this film with fondness, making it one of the few from the early part of her career that she would look at that way. See more »

Quotes

Tony Sterling: Go jump in the lake!
Jake Bellow: Can't swim.
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Remade as Spy Ship (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

How Do I Know It's Sunday?
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Played by the band for Arlene when she arrives at the nightclub
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So . . . What Gives?
15 April 2002 | by (Cordova, Tn) – See all my reviews

Considering the reputations and historicity of Bette Davis and Michael Curtiz, why hasn't anyone issued this marvelously little fast-paced film on video? Davis is lightning-sharp as wicked Arlene, and Margaret Lindsay was an interesting early Warners player. I understand that Jack Warner, in the early days of the talkies, used this film to demonstrate what a director could accomplish with a tight budget and filmic expertise.


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