San Francisco

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OSCAR WINNER: Best Sound A romantic drama that combines humor and starpower with lavish spectacle, San Francisco received six Academy Award nominations, including "Best Picture." This extravanganza's street-splitting, brick-cascading, fire-raging... read more
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OSCAR WINNER: Best Sound A romantic drama that combines humor and starpower with lavish spectacle, San Francisco received six Academy Award nominations, including "Best Picture." This extravanganza's street-splitting, brick-cascading, fire-raging recreation of the cataclysmic earthquake remains "one of the greatest action sequences in the history of the cinema, rivalling the chariot race in both Ben-Hurs" (Adrian Turner, "Time Out Film Guide"). Clark Gable plays rakish Barbary Coast kingpin Blackie Norton. Jeanette MacDonald portrays a singer torn by her love for Blackie and her need to succeed among the opera-going elite. Earning the first of nine career "Best Actor" Oscar nominations, Spencer Tracy is a priest who supplements spiritual advice with a mean right hook. He urges Blackie to change. But if love and religion can't reform Blackie, Mother Nature will.

Original Release

06/26/1936

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Cast

Clark Gable Blackie Norton
Jeanette MacDonald Mary Blake
Spencer Tracy Father Tim Mullin
Jack Holt Jack Burley
Jessie Ralph Mrs. Maisie Burley
Ted Healy Mat
John 'Skins' Miller Man on Stretcher
Kenneth Harlan 'Chick'
Harold Huber 'Babe'
Nigel De Brulier Old Man - Earthquake Survivor
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

W.S. Van Dyke

Writers

Robert Hopkins, Anita Loos, Herman J. Mankiewicz

Cast

Clark Gable Blackie Norton
Jeanette MacDonald Mary Blake
Spencer Tracy Father Tim Mullin
Jack Holt Jack Burley
Jessie Ralph Mrs. Maisie Burley
Ted Healy Mat
John 'Skins' Miller Man on Stretcher
Kenneth Harlan 'Chick'
Harold Huber 'Babe'
Nigel De Brulier Old Man - Earthquake Survivor
Roger Imhof 'Alaska'
Al Shean Professor
Jean Acker Earthquake Survivor
Ralph Lewis Founders' Club Member
Edgar Kennedy Sheriff
Russell Simpson 'Red' Kelly
King Baggot Earthquake Survivor
Warren Hymer Hazeltine (as Warren B. Hymer)
Gertrude Astor Drunk's Girl
Flora Finch Earthquake Survivor

Producers

Editors

Tom Held

1937 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1937 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1937 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1937 Oscar Best Writing, Original Story Nominated
1937 Oscar Best Sound, Recording Won
1937 Oscar Best Assistant Director Nominated
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