San Francisco 1936

San Francisco

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Blackie Norton (Clark Gable) is a nightclub owner who hires a down-on-her-luck singer for his club, Mary Blake (Jeanette MacDonald). The two hit it off and even become romantically involved, but soon she is courted by real-estate magnate Jack Burley (Jack Holt) to sing at the Tivoli Opera House. At first she refuses, but when she sees questionable posters of her put up by Blackie, she leaves, forcing Blackie to find a way to win her and his business back.

Cast & Crew

Clark Gable
Blackie Norton
Spencer Tracy
Father Mullin
Jack Holt
Jack Burley
Jessie Ralph
Mrs. Burley
Shirley Ross
Trixie
Al Shean
Professor
W. S. Van Dyke II
Director
Anita Loos
Screenwriter
W. S. Van Dyke II
Producer
Herbert Stothart
Original Music
Edward Ward
Original Music
Oliver T. Marsh
Cinematographer
Tom Held
Film Editor
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
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Critic Reviews for San Francisco

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Audience Reviews for San Francisco

  • Mar 07, 2014
    San Francisco has the firepower (or should that be the earthquake power) of a very strong lineup. It was the 30s version of the blockbuster and similar to modern blockbusters, the script is a little thin and sensationalist.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 01, 2011
    This is a pretty remarkable achievement as far as disaster films are concerned. It actually has an engaging story that doesn't necessarily revolve around the Great Quake of 1906, yet it feels urgent and ominous as the events that you watch all lead up to that inevitable climax. Also, the special effects are pretty amazing considering that this film was made a mere 30 years after the real-life events it's depicting. Definitely worth a watch!
    Rico Z Super Reviewer
  • May 25, 2009
    Classic MGM spectacle is highlighted by remarkable re-enactment of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. What's more, this romantic drama includes an engaging story as well. Young, classically-trained singer is plucked from obscurity and becomes a success. Complications arise when she is also offered a chance to sing with the Opera, in decidedly classier surroundings. Grand, but dated period film was a huge blockbuster in its day and it's easy to see why. Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture.
    Mark H Super Reviewer
  • May 10, 2008
    I wasn't that impressed with it. It's famous for the earthquake scene at the end, and it is worth seeing for that.
    Morris N Super Reviewer

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