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Key to the City1950

Key to the City (1950)





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George Sidney directs this pleasant romantic comedy concerning mayoral love. During a convention of mayors in San Francisco, Clarissa Standish (Loretta Young), the mayor of a small town in Maine, meets Steve Fisk (Clark Gable), the down-to-earth leader of a tiny northern California community. During the rowdy proceedings of the convention, the two find themselves pushed together frequently, with the typical result -- they fall in love. After the convention, the two head back to Steve's town, where crooked local politician Les Taggart (Raymond Burr) is squaring off against Fisk in a mayoral election. With the help of Clarissa, Steve gears up for his reelection bid.

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Clark Gable
as Steve Fisk
Loretta Young
as Clarissa Standish
Frank Morgan
as Fire Chief Duggan
Marilyn Maxwell
as Sheila the 'Atom' Dancer
Raymond Burr
as Les Taggart
James Gleason
as Sgt. Hogan
Lewis Stone
as Judge Silas Standish
Raymond Walburn
as Mayor Billy Butler
Pamela Britton
as Miss Unconscious
Zamah Cunningham
as Mrs. Butler
Bert Freed
as Emmy's Husband
Emory Parnell
as Council Chairman
Roger Moore
as Assistant Clerk
Dorothy Ford
as Miss Construction
Edward Earle
as Councilman
Pierre Watkin
as Mayor Cabot
Jack Elam
as Councilman
Nana Bryant
as Mrs. Cabot
Victor Sen Yung
as Chinese MC
Byron Foulger
as Custodian
Shirley Lew
as Elevator Operator
Frank Wilcox
as Councilman
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Ordinary comedy of note more for its cast than any special quality the film itself possesses. Gable and Loretta Young are reunited for the only time after their torrid affair on the set of Call of the Wild resulted in a secret child who was one of Hollywood's most notorious open secrets. This was also Frank Morgan's final completed film, he started work on the disastrous Judy Garland version of Annie Get Your Gun but suffered a heart attack and passed away before the film was restarted with Betty Hutton. As for this picture's story its a bunch of silly nonsense of misunderstandings but the cast give it a game reading.

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