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The San Francisco Story Details


Joel McCrea plays 19th-century miner Rick Nelson in The San Francisco Story. The year is 1856, and Frisco is a wide-open town. To stem the activities of crooks and con artists, newspaper editor Jim Martin (Onslow Stevens) organizes a group of peace-keeping vigilantes. Nelson, an old friend of Martin's, arrives in the Golden Gate city to help out. The villain of the piece is political boss Andrew Cain (Sidney Blackmer), who regards San Francisco as his own personal fiefdom. When not battling Cain's bought-off flunkies and hulking henchman, Nelson dallies with Cain's erstwhile girlfriend Adelaide McCall (Yvonne DeCarlo). Not so much a western as a historical actioner, The San Francisco Story is tip-top entertainment. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Joel McCrea
as Rick Nelson
Yvonne De Carlo
as Adelaide McCall
Sidney Blackmer, Sr.
as Andrew Cain
Richard Erdman
as Shorty
Florence Bates
as Sadie
Onslow Stevens
as Jim Martin
John Raven
as Lessing
Ralph Dumke
as Winfield Holbert
Robert Foulk
as Thompson
Lane Chandler
as Morton
Trevor Bardette
as Miner
Frank S. Hagney
as Palmer
Tor Johnson
as Buck
Fred Graham
as Scud
John Doucette
as Slade


Robert Parrish
Howard Welsch
John F. Seitz
Emil Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Joseph E. Gershenson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Dunlap
Composer (Music Score)
Otto Ludwig
Bernard Herzbrun
Art Director
Robert Clatworthy
Art Director
Yvonne Wood
Costume Designer