Monday, April 19, 2010

Jason celebrates the 104th anniversary of the 1906 SF Earthquake by going to the Castro and seeing SAN FRANCISCO

But first, a little champagne, a little period banjo concert...nice.

What can I say about the movie? It's a classic. Clark Gable as Blackie Norton, the toughest, atheist-est club owner on the Barbary Coast. His best friend from childhood is Father Mullin (Spencer Tracy). He fights for the affection of Mary Black (Jeanette MacDonald) with Jack Burley (Jack Holt). Oh, and Mary is an amazing singer and I finally heard the song San Francisco (which they play on the might Wurlitzer organ before nearly every Castro screening) in context. Oh, and spoiler alert--it ends with an earthquake! And it's awesome.

Running Time: 115 minutes
My Total Minutes: 180,951
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