Malloch Apartment Building
|In Dark 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
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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