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Key to the City (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 17 July 1950 (UK)
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. ... See full summary »

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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 <mvg@whidbey.com>

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MGM's riotous romance. (One-sheet poster). See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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17 July 1950 (UK)  »

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La dama dijo que no  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Frank Morgan (it was released after his death in 1949). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Clarissa Standish: [Steve Fisk has two dozen roses delivered to Clarissa's breakfast table, an ice-carved blue duck and a hangover special. She is flustered] I'll have two dozen poached eggs and a cup of coffee, please.
Waiter: Uh, did you say two...
Clarissa Standish: Yes, I have the same breakfast every morning.
Maitre d': You mean...
Clarissa Standish: Yes, I mean exactly what I say, and please hurry. I'm hungry.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, the names all have "house keys" shown in the name. See more »

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

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San Francisco
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Music by Walter Jurmann and Bronislau Kaper
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fun to watch but 100% ORDINARY
18 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is pretty good but falls into a period of Glark Gable's career when many of his films just looked like they were quickly churned out and could have been a lot better if they had a little bit better writing and if there was more energy to the film itself. In other words, Clark Gable and cast seem more like they are going through the motions to get a paycheck and this film offers nothing particularly new or exciting. In fact, the film is a step back because the plot seems even more trivial and forgettable than most of his films of the day. You would think that with Loretta Young and Clark Gable you'd get a film that is more than just a time-passer--particularly when you think of how marvelous they were together in CALL OF THE WILD. This film is for fans of Gable or Young but is pretty skipable for others.


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