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½ April 26, 2017
Key to the City is a pretty good film. It is about ex-longshoreman Steve Fisk meets Clarissa Standish from New England at a mayors convention in San Francisco. Clark Gable and Loretta Young give decent performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. George Sidney did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the humor and romance.
July 9, 2015
a silly comedy movie i enjoyed this movie worth a watch.
Super Reviewer
½ October 4, 2012
Ordinary comedy of note more for its cast than any special quality the film itself possesses. Gable and Loretta Young are reunited for the only time after their torrid affair on the set of Call of the Wild resulted in a secret child who was one of Hollywood's most notorious open secrets. This was also Frank Morgan's final completed film, he started work on the disastrous Judy Garland version of Annie Get Your Gun but suffered a heart attack and passed away before the film was restarted with Betty Hutton. As for this picture's story its a bunch of silly nonsense of misunderstandings but the cast give it a game reading.
March 16, 2012
clark u can unlock my door anytime
January 11, 2010
Key to the City (1950)

This isn't exactly a laugh riot, but it's not a bad little Clark Gable and Loretta Young romantic comedy either. The movie starts out with upright New England Mayor Clarissa Standish (Young) arriving at a San Francisco hotel for a mayors convention. She meets up with rough neck longshoreman and Puget City Mayor, Steve Fisk (Gable) and the sparks fly.

Although Clarissa isn't exactly a prude, she might be a little more conscientious about her straight-laced constituents back home, where Steve wants to have some fun too. Despite the best of intentions, they seem to get themselves sent to jail a few times to the frustration of Police Sergeant Hogan (James Gleason), who tries to hide the mayors from the pesky newspaper reporters.

Although both mayors are falling in love with each other, they're very much dedicated to their people back home. Steve is worried about a political adversary left up in Puget City who he has tossed into the city fountain on past occasions. The adversary's henchman, and fellow longshoreman, Les Taggert (Raymond Burr, the only guy in Hollywood who can look down at Gable) comes down to try to slip a much needed home-building project through, but with some graft tucked away inside.

This film has got a lot of familiar faces from MGM's stable of character actors, including Frank Morgan who plays Fire Chief Duggan, Steve's trusty side-kick, and Lewis Stone, who plays Judge Silas Standish, Clarissa's loving Uncle. This is a very good movie to enjoy.
January 9, 2010
This was great! I liked the fight scene at the end.
April 22, 2008
This is the cutest show! They don't make shows like this anymore!
½ January 18, 2008
Good Gable-Young movie. First time I'd ever seen a mayor fighting another man, both with hauling hooks. Frank Morgan's final film.
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