Nob Hill (TCF 1945, George Raft, Joan Bennett)

Nob Hill

In turn-of-the-century San Francisco,George Raft runs a Gold Coast saloon and has a relationship with his singer, Vivian Blaine. When Peggy Ann Garner, a young Irish girl, arrives on the scene in search of her dead uncle, Raft looks after her and she introduces him to Joan Bennett, a society gal from Nob Hill. While the romance has its ups and downs, Garner does her best to keep her newly adopted parents together. Standard fare done well with plenty of nostalgic music, including “I Don’t Care Who Knows It,” “San Francisco,” and “Chinatown, My Chinatown.”

Joan Bennett, who played Harriet Carruthers in Nob Hill, made her first screen debut with her entire family: her parents (Richard Bennett and Adrienne Morrison) and her two sisters (Constance and Barbara) in The Valley of Decision (1916).

Cast: George Raft, Joan Bennett, Vivian Blaine, Peggy Ann Garner, Alan Reed, B.S. Pully, Edgar Barrier, Olive Blakeney, Nestor Paiva, Paul Everton

Director: Henry Hathaway
Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Wanda Tuchock
Producer: André Daven
Director of Photography: Edward Cronjager
Composer: David Buttolph
Production Designers: J. Russell Spencer, Lyle Wheeler

Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox
Release Date: 13 June 1945
Running Time: 95 minutes
Genres: Drama, Music
Country: United States of America

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