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Fog Over Frisco (1934)

TV-G  |   |  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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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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1.37 : 1
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'Bette Davis' (qav) 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

Spike Smith: Say, Society, who's the gal dancing with Tony
Archie Van Ness: She's the only real Bradford daughter. Arlene's her stepsister.
Spike Smith: Say, she must be respectable. I've never seen her before.
Archie Van Ness: Say,I've picked Arlene off the blotter for everything from speeding to being picked up in Chinatown raids.
Izzy Wright: Oh, that II were young.
Archie Van Ness: And old Bradford's got more millions than there were Indians out here when her family landed.
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Remade as Spy Ship (1942) See more »

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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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By the time you figure everything out the movie has been over for 10 minutes
30 November 2001 | by (Chantilly, VA) – See all my reviews

Bette Davis gets top billing even though she isn't in two thirds of the movie? Well, considering how boring the leads were, she deserved it. This films crams a lot into 68 minutes. Red herrings, wild car chases, a butler with a secret and of course Bette Davis as the one who sets it all off, it's all in the film. Davis as Arlene Bradford, seems always in command, that her fate is a little shocking but not unexpected and a little bit delicious. With her short blonde hair and the tight shiny dresses, she is quite a welcome sight. A short fun little film.


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