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Key to the City (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 17 July 1950 (UK)
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 ... See full summary »

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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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They click like a key in a lock. (One-sheet poster). See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1950 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La dama dijo que no See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes taking place in Chinatown, San Francisco, were filmed in Chinatown, Los Angeles, California. Production also included interiors of the "Rice Bowl" restaurant, as well as the bar areas. They were not sets on a Hollywood stage, but the real locations. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie when Steve (Gable) and Les (Burr) are fighting, the handkerchief in Steve's jacket pocket is even across the top. The camera switches to Les, then back to Steve and the left side of the handkerchief is higher than the right. Not long after, both sides are even again. Then towards the end of the fight, the handkerchief is missing completely although we didn't see it fall. See more »

Quotes

S.F. Cop - Costume Party Arrest: [Steve Fisk and Clarissa Standish are dressed as little kids, waiting for a taxi to go a costume ball] What's this guy tryin' to do?
Clarissa Standish: The big man wanted me to ride with him in a taxi. And he pinched me too.
Steve Fisk: I did not pinch you.
S.F. Cop - Costume Party Arrest: Well, I'm gonna pinch you.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, the names all have "house keys" shown in the name. See more »

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Featured in Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

San Francisco
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Music by Walter Jurmann and Bronislau Kaper
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fun to watch but 100% ORDINARY
18 March 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This movie is pretty good but falls into a period of Glark Gable's career when many of his films just looked like they were quickly churned out and could have been a lot better if they had a little bit better writing and if there was more energy to the film itself. In other words, Clark Gable and cast seem more like they are going through the motions to get a paycheck and this film offers nothing particularly new or exciting. In fact, the film is a step back because the plot seems even more trivial and forgettable than most of his films of the day. You would think that with Loretta Young and Clark Gable you'd get a film that is more than just a time-passer--particularly when you think of how marvelous they were together in CALL OF THE WILD. This film is for fans of Gable or Young but is pretty skipable for others.


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