Passage, Humphrey Bogart is an escapee from San Quentin
Prison who recovers from plastic
surgery at Lauren Bacall's apartment while plotting revenge against the
people who framed him. The fascinating 1947 noir story directed by Delmar
Daves is a cinema classic and one of the best movies ever filmed in San
Francisco. The Malloch Apartment Building, the unique four-story Art Deco
building at 1360 Montgomery Street, was the home of Bacall's character, amateur landscape painter Irene Jansen. A current resident uses a cardboard cutout to
make sure that Bogey always stands watch.
Vintage cityscapes are marked by the Russ
Building, 1101 Green Street apartment
building, and the Mark Hopkins Hotel.
As Vincent Parry, Bogart climbs down the fire escape at the Tamalpais
Building after a confrontation with Agnes Moorehead. He makes his getaway
on the Hyde Street cable, all the way down to the Powell
and Market turnaround. Also included are sidewalk and drive along footage,
the Golden Gate Bridge, the Waldo
Tunnel when it had only one bore, plus the Filbert Steps, the
Filbert House, and Harry's
Wagon. During filming on Telegraph Hill, the private booth at The Shadows - across the street from the Malloch building - was reserved for Bogey and Bacall.
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