San Francisco in Cinema: D.O.A.
On a gloomy day it's not at all difficult to imagine the San Francisco depicted in noir thrillers like 1950's D.O.A. Notary public Frank Bigelow is poisoned by a mystery man at the Fisherman, a saloon typical of the longshoreman joints once familiar along the Embarcadero. With just a few days to live, Bigelow (Edmond O'Brien) tries to find out who killed him and why. Other locations include the St. Francis Hotel on Powell Street, and the Chambord Apartments. The Chambord stands in for the medical building where Bigelow's poisoning is diagnosed. Directed by Ralph Mate.

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