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The San Francisco Story (1952)

Passed  |   |  Western  |  17 May 1952 (USA)
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In the 1850s San Francisco newspaper editor Jim Martin seeks the help of wealthy miner Rick Nelson in ousting crooked politician Andrew Cain. Cain's girlfriend Adelaide falls in love with ... See full summary »

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Rick Nelson
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Adelaide McCall
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Andrew Cain
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Shorty
Florence Bates ...
Sadie
Onslow Stevens ...
Capt. Jim Martin
John Raven ...
Lessing
O.Z. Whitehead ...
Alfey
Ralph Dumke ...
Winfield Holbert (as Ralph E. Dumke)
Robert Foulk ...
Thompson
Lane Chandler ...
Morton
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In the 1850s San Francisco newspaper editor Jim Martin seeks the help of wealthy miner Rick Nelson in ousting crooked politician Andrew Cain. Cain's girlfriend Adelaide falls in love with Rick. Rick and the bad guy shoot it out with shotguns on horseback. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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When Frisco Was A Brawling, Sprawling Hill-City Of Sin! See more »

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17 May 1952 (USA)  »

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Menschenjagd in San Francisco  »

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Sexy Adie ,you made a fool of everyone !
4 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

All dressed in white ,except in the last sequences,Yvonne De Carlo reigns over the movie.At the time,IMHO,only Ava Gardner surpassed her in beauty.So we can forgive Robert Parish if he often forgets his script which is rather desultory for a western and anyway is not much interesting in the first place .You can't make new things out of (already) old :a tycoon who wants to have the whole town under his thumb (Sidney Blackmer was a fine villain,remember Roman Castevet?),shameless politician,bribery and corruption... and a noble hero played by aging Joel McCrea who could be De Carlo's father.His first line when he sees the hanged man is full of humor.

Parrish made better westerns in the late fifties such as "saddle the wind" and " the wonderful country".His foray into sci-fi gave an (overlooked) memorable movie: "Journey to the far side of the sun" aka "doppelganger".


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