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The San Francisco Story (1952)

Passed | | Western | 17 May 1952 (USA)
In 1856, San Francisco is the scene of political battles between criminal organizations led by corrupt politicians and Vigilantes Committees formed by honest citizens.

Director:

Robert Parrish

Writers:

Richard Summers (novel), D.D. Beauchamp (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joel McCrea ... Rick Nelson
Yvonne De Carlo ... Adelaide McCall
Sidney Blackmer ... Andrew Cain
Richard Erdman ... Shorty
Florence Bates ... Sadie
Onslow Stevens ... Capt. Jim Martin
John Raven John Raven ... Lessing
O.Z. Whitehead ... Alfey
Ralph Dumke 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Historia de San Francisco See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Sexy Adie ,you made a fool of everyone !
4 June 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee 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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