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Fog Over Frisco (1934)

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 overview, first billed only:
Val Bradford
Spencer Carleton
Jake Bello
Mayard (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Chief O'Malley
Gordon Westcott ...
Joe Bello
Detective Sgt. O'Hagen (as Charles Wilson)
Harold Minjir ...
Archie Van Ness
Spike Smith


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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Release Date:

2 June 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dimma över Frisco  »

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Although George Dyer is credited onscreen for "story," the source of the movie was his book, entitled "The Five Fragments." See more »


Tony Sterling: [to Izzy seeing other reporters on the scene before them] Look! Those mothers beat us to it!
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Remade as Spy Ship (1942) See more »


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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Wickedly Delicious !!!!!!
13 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Betty Davis shoots ..... she scores I was amazed she was wickedly delicious as Arlene Bradford.She played it full throttle also, the twist and turns that the plot took were amazing. Great vehicle to demonstrate her range and her capabilities.Ms.Davis at moments seemed sincere but you knew that there was something sinister brewing about her.As the film unfolded i was a little confused, but everything seemed to gel and it took great shape.I had to watch a second time and I enjoyed it even more.Turner Classic Movies introduced me to this fantastic film and I have recommended this film to other classic movie film fans . To no surprise the loved it*** 10* out of 10* .

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