Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Starring: Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy
Honors: Academy Award for Best Sound
Is it a love story within a disaster film, or a disaster picture buried within a love story? Either way San Francisco would be the highest thought of pictures of 1936, as well as the year’s top grossing picture. MGM and director W. S. Van Dyke takes you back to how it felt to live in the city on California’s golden coast in earlier 1906. At this time the city by the bay still had remnants for the Wild West as the American population was still slowly moving across the great continent, right before the city’s greatest tragedy bestowed great destruction to this young and energetic city. Here we watch as a romance blooms between two individuals in this yet untamed frontier.