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Key to the City (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 17 July 1950 (UK)
Two mayors meet at a convention and, despite their contrasting personalities and views, find themselves attracted to one other.

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George Sidney
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clark Gable ... Steve Fisk
Loretta Young ... Clarissa Standish
Frank Morgan ... Fire Chief Duggan
Marilyn Maxwell ... Sheila the 'Atom' Dancer
Raymond Burr ... Les Taggart
James Gleason ... Sergeant Hogan
Lewis Stone ... Judge Silas Standish
Raymond Walburn ... Mayor Billy Butler
Pamela Britton ... Miss Unconscious
Zamah Cunningham Zamah Cunningham ... Mrs. Butler
Clinton Sundberg ... Mark Mont Desk Clerk
Marion Martin ... Emmy
Bert Freed ... Emmy's Husband
Emory Parnell ... Council Chairman
Clara Blandick ... Liza, Silas' housekeeper
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Storyline

At a Mayor's convention in San Francisco, California, 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Dore Schary , the head of MGM, personally asked Loretta Young to be Clark Gable's co-star, even though he knew about the affair and love child (Judy Lewis) between the two fifteen years earlier. She accepted because refusing would lead to more rumors than during their affair. See more »

Goofs

While Fisk is cleaning up the clothes fire and smoke in the dresser drawer responding to the Fire Chief is heard saying, "Thats right Chief". But his lips do not move. Obviously dubbed in. See more »

Quotes

Steve Fisk: Fine jail you've got here. And I've been in some of the best.
Clarissa Standish: I'll bet you have.
Steve Fisk: As mayor.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the middle line of the E for END is a key. See more »

Connections

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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Great 1950 Classic
1 September 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This is a very entertaining film with two great actors, Clark Gable, (Steve Fisk) and Loretta Young,(Clarissa Standish) who performed like magic together in this film. These two actors made this film a great success with lots of laughs, romance and drama. In real life, Clark Gable and Loretta Young had a baby and kept it a secret until many years later. This warm feeling between these two actors made this film even more enjoyable. Frank Morgan, (Fire Chief Duggan) gave a great supporting role and lots of comic fun to this film along with Marilyn Maxwell, (Sheila) who played a sexy role as a platinum blonde who did a balloon dance with the balloons all being exploded. Raymond Burr, (Les Taggart) plays a rough and tough longshoreman who gets into a big fight with Steve Fisk. There is nice old scenes from San Francisco and this is truly a great film classic from 1950.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1950 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Key to the City See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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