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Release Date:
26 March 1943 (USA) See more »
In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress. | Full synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A lot to like in this one See more (22 total) »


  (in credits order)

Alice Faye ... Trudy Evans

John Payne ... Johnny Cornell

Jack Oakie ... Dan Daley

Lynn Bari ... Bernice Croft

Laird Cregar ... Sam Weaver

June Havoc ... Beulah Clancy

Ward Bond ... Sharkey
Aubrey Mather ... Douglas Dawson
John Archer ... Ned Clark
Frank Orth ... Lou, Bartender at Sharkey's
George Lloyd ... Foghorn Ryan - Proprietor
Frank Darien ... Missionary
Harry Hayden ... Burkham
Eddie Dunn ... Forman of Renovation Crew
Charles Cane ... O'Riley, Policeman
Frank M. Thomas ... Auctioneer

Kirby Grant ... Specialty Singer
Mary Field ... Ellie, Cockney Maid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jackie Averill ... Child Dancer (uncredited)
George Barbier ... Col. Weatherby (uncredited)
Fortunio Bonanova ... Opera Singer (uncredited)
Fred Brown ... Barker (uncredited)
Marie Brown ... Roller Skating Specialty (uncredited)
Ken Christy ... Paul, Headwaiter (uncredited)
Edward Clark ... Sam, the Stage Doorman (uncredited)
Jimmy Clemons Jr. ... Child Dancer (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Opera Singer (uncredited)

Esther Dale ... Aunt Harriet (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Waiter (uncredited)

Edward Earle ... Opera House Stage Manager (uncredited)
Lorraine Elliott ... Singer (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Ruth Gillette ... Singer (uncredited)
Kit Guard ... Customer at Sharkey's (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Member of Barbershop Quartet (uncredited)

Adele Jergens ... Chorine (uncredited)
Adia Kuznetzoff ... Opera Singer (uncredited)

Theodore Lorch ... Barfly at Sharkey's (uncredited)
Eric Mayne ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Edward Mundy ... Preacher (uncredited)
Ted North ... Dick Greenwood (uncredited)
Bob Perry ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Chorus Boy, Grizzly Bear Number (uncredited)
James Sills ... Roller Skating Specialty (uncredited)
John Sinclair ... Drunk (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Drunk (uncredited)
Larry Valli ... Barker (uncredited)
Bruce Warren ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Directed by
H. Bruce Humberstone  (as Bruce Humberstone)
Writing credits
Robert Ellis (screenplay) and
Helen Logan (screenplay) and
Richard Macaulay (screenplay)

Viña Delmar  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Milton Sperling .... producer
William Goetz .... executive producer (uncredited)
William Perlberg .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
David Buttolph (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Charles G. Clarke (director of photography) (as Charles Clarke)
Allen M. Davey (director of photography) (as Allen Davey)
Film Editing by
Barbara McLean 
Art Direction by
James Basevi 
Boris Leven 
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox 
Thomas Little 
Costume Design by
Helen Rose (musical sequences)
Makeup Department
Guy Pearce .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Hall .... assistant director
Aaron Rosenberg .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Joseph E. Aiken .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Ollie Hughes .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Fanchon .... supervisor of musical sequences
Charles Henderson .... musical director
Emil Newman .... musical director
Charles Henderson .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Cyril J. Mockridge .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Alfred Newman .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Walter Scharf .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Henri Jaffa .... associate technicolor director
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor director
Val Raset .... dances staged by
Harry Brand .... director of publicity (uncredited)
Sid Grauman .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Helene Holmes .... stand-in: Alice Faye (uncredited)
Hermes Pan .... choreographer (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
99 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

After Mayor Angelo J. Rossi complained that "Frisco" was an inappropriate contraction of his city's name, 20th-Century Fox agreed that whenever it was shown in San Francisco and its suburbs, the film would be renamed, "Hello, San Francisco, Hello".See more »
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A lot to like in this one, 9 September 1999
Author: Fred Van Veen from Kennebunkport, ME

Strong evidence of why Alice Faye was such a big star in the 40s. Good support from John Payne, Jack Oakie, and femme fatale Lynn Bari. Some critics, including Maltin, are down on this one, but they're wrong. It's a joy from end to end, and as easy on the eyes (in color) as Faye's voice is on the ears (especially in Academy Award winner "You'll Never Know"). Wish they gave Payne more songs to sing, but you can't have everything. Offhand, I don't know of a Fox musical of that era that's as enjoyable.

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