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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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Val Bradford
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Spencer Carleton
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Bradford
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Joe Bello
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Archie Van Ness
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Spike Smith
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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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Dimma över Frisco  »

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The dog in this film is played by Skippy, who rose to fame as Asta in The Thin Man series. See more »

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Tony Sterling: Go jump in the lake!
Jake Bellow: Can't swim.
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How Do I Know It's Sunday?
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
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A complicated mystery thriller needing more than one viewing to fully understand.
21 January 1999 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

This film is so rapidly paced that some of the action flew by me too fast to fully understand, although some of the confusion was cleared up in the end. Director William Dieterle used fancy wipes rather than fade-outs and overlapping sound to speed the action along. I prefer a more leisurely pace to enable me to digest the material. Still, the ending was exciting with location shooting in San Francisco a big plus, and it's always enjoyable to watch Bette Davis, who had emerged as a big star by this time. Hugh Herbert provides very minimal comic relief as an inept photographer. I was reminded a bit by Hitchcock's film "Psycho (1960)," but you'll have to watch this film to see what I mean.


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