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Complete credited cast:
Clarissa Standish
Fire Chief Duggan
Sheila the 'Atom' Dancer
Les Taggart
Sergeant Hogan
Judge Silas Standish
Mayor Billy Butler
Miss Unconscious
Zamah Cunningham ...
Mrs. Butler
Mark Mont Desk Clerk
Marion Martin ...
Emmy's Husband
Council Chairman
Liza, Silas' housekeeper


At a mayors convention in San Francisco, ex-longshoreman Steve Fisk meets Clarissa Standish from New England. Fisk is mayor of "Puget City" and is proud of his rough and tumble background. Standish is mayor of "Winona, Maine", and is equally proud of her education and dedication to the people who elected her. Thrown together, the two opposites attract and their escapades during the convention get each of them in hot water back home. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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They click like a key in a lock. (One-sheet poster). See more »


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Release Date:

25 August 1950 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

La dama dijo que no  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Production was briefly suspended when Loretta Young had a miscarriage. See more »


Towards the end of the movie when Steve (Gable) and Les (Burr) are fighting, the handkerchief in Steve's jacket pocket is even across the top. The camera switches to Les, then back to Steve and the left side of the handkerchief is higher than the right. Not long after, both sides are even again. Then towards the end of the fight, the handkerchief is missing completely although we didn't see it fall. See more »


Steve Fisk: I proposed to YOU? All I said I was, 'You don't wanna marry a guy like me' and you said, 'Ohhh yes, I do.' I was smart enough to keep my mouth shut!
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During the opening credits, the names all have "house keys" shown in the name. See more »


Featured in Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome (1996) See more »


San Francisco
Music by Walter Jurmann and Bronislau Kaper
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Old Fashion Romance one more time.
6 January 2005 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

Back in the Golden Age of Hollywood Romance was alive in well. But when television came. Romance lost its steam. Now Key to the City is a funny and very rewarding film to watch. Clark Gable has a good leading lady. Loretta Young a very beautiful leading lady. Loretta Young's career in Hollywood has been legendary. So her acting in this film would be very good. Her other co-stars. Lewis Stone and Frank Morgan really make this picture a classic. This would be Frank Morgan's last film.

But in this film there were goofs. At the end of the film became very silly at times. But see the film and enjoy the romance and the comedy associated with it.

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