San Francisco (1936) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt

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SAN FRANCISCO is a movie directed by W.S. Van Dyke in 1936. Six nominations for the Academy Awards.
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The love story between the singer Jeanette MacDonald and the club owner Clark Gable occurs as an earthquake destroys San Francisco in 1906.

One of the first disaster movies.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 80% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1900-1920's Disaster, Natural/Nuclear    -   Yes Kind of disaster:    -   earthquake

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   San Francisco Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Unusual forms of death    -   crushed

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