"San Francisco" (from 1936) was an MGM production that cost that studio $1.3 million to complete. Believe me - That was really big bucks in those days.

I found that I enjoyed a good part of this vintage picture. It was especially the pre-CGI earthquake effects that held my interest the most.

Yes. They were pretty hokey-looking - But, hey! What could one possibly expect from an 82-year-old movie?

And - If you like to hear lots of operatic singing, actress/singer, Jeanette MacDonald won't let you down in "San Francisco".

Unfortunately, I found that this big-budget spectacle picture ended on a really corny note that left me totally groaning with exasperation and disappointment.

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