This website is an unofficial and non-commercial fansite for the Seventies' cop drama The Streets of San Francisco. This site was originally set up not long after the first set of official DVDs was released. Following a period of inactivity, it was officially re-launched on July 15, 2013, and the pages are still being added to the various categories.
Browse the site using the nav on the top - there are episodic summaries and screencaps, information on filming locations, video clips and a lot more to come. For the latest updates to the website, please check out the recent blog posts below. You may track all updates made to the website and news on the series by checking out the complete blog.
Please feel free to get in touch in case of any questions, suggestions or just comments.
The media page was supplemented by an original four-page TV Guide interview with Karl Malden which is all about the show and Malden's career. We do learn a Iot about his reasons to get into the TV business as well as his long-standing friendship to Kirk Douglas. The interview was conducted around the end of the first season of the series, and published in TV Guide issue of May 26, 1973.
There are more interviews to follow, so enjoy this first addition and stay tuned. :)
I have just added the screencaps for Beyond Vengeance to the episodes' page. A homicidal rapist kills a young woman in an intercity coachfrom Phoenix just before reaching San Francisco. The victim, Valerie Mercer, was a friend of Mike's daughter, Jeannie, who was on the same bus but picked up earlier by her father in Oakland. It soon turns out that the suspect, Leonard Cord - put away by Mike twelve years before and just released from prison - is well prepared as he can provide airtight alibis for every suspicion police is investigating. Cord soon begins waging psychological warfare on Stone by stalking his daughter Jeannie. Steve takes time off due to the flu (which he does not have), with the backing of Captain Olsen, in order to support his partner who is getting very nervous and even more concerned about his daughter. Our two cops are on a race against the clock in an effort to disprove the killer's alibi for not having been on the coach from Phoenix as Cord himself is preparing his final blow on his actual target - Mike Stone.
This episode starts in an intercity coach by night. Jeannie is allegedly picked up by Mike at the Oakland Bus Terminal, however, I assume this sequence was actually filmed in San Francisco. The buildings look pretty much like a street adjacent to the former Transbay Transit Terminal, e.g. Natoma Street. We are taken to the now demolished Transbay Transit Terminal several times as well as to the Embarcadero Center (Embarcadero One, precisely) and famous Star Motel at Lombard, which is now closed. We also see Jeannie leaving the house of Valerie's parents at 15th Avenue and Ulloa Street before getting on a historical streetcar for downtown. Cord's exclusive apartment is located in the Diamond Heights district, we can see Mike and Steve approach the 'Village Square' complex on Diamond Heights Boulevard with St. Aidan's Episcopal Church in background. Steve shadows Cord at a rear exit of the aparment complex, at 28th and Douglass Streets, just before the climax is taking us to the Legion of Honor. As a sidenote, we're also getting a sneak preview of Mike's home. After Jeannie's arrival, they are having dinner on the balcony; due to the large panoramic windows and the perspective towards the full skyline of downtown San Francisco, however, I am pretty sure they used the neighbouring house to the left for this particular scene (probably due to the 'nicer' night view). One should add that they did not show any external view of Mike's house in this episode or before, so this detail did not matter at that time. Just check out the locations page and refer to the first picture of Mike's house.
I have just added a couple of press release photos to the Worldvision promo items section on the media page. Actually, these are rather hard to find, so I guess Worldvision did not produce and spread too many of them. Enjoy. :)
The forthcoming update will feature the screencaps plus extended synopsis and filming locations for the next due episode, 'Beyond Vengeance', which was the first episode to introduce Mike's daughter, Jeannie, who was immediately involved in a current case.
The screencaps for The House on Hyde Street are now available on the episodes' page. Three young boys sneak into an eccentric old man's home, an eldritch house rumored by their parents to contain a million-dollar treasure and a mystery concerning the old man, Harlan Edgerton, and his brother, Donald, who allegedly had killed a neighbourhood girl and passed away 30 years ago. The three boys discover the house to be full of stacked newspapers and collected trash, however, an opening door leads them to run away but one of them does not make it out of the house. Mike and Steve are investigating the boy's disappearance, and are soon confronted by the other boys' parents with the old mysterious story of the Edgerton brothers. The two boys, however, do not say a thing about their break-in in fear of consequences, so the investigation turns out to be rather difficult. We as the audience learn that the old man's brother is still alive when Harlan finds the boy's dead body in his brother's room. When he tries to bury the dead body in a corner of the Golden Gate Park, Harlan is being caught and arrested by Stone and Keller who are already on his trail. In the meantime, some neighbourhood parents are taking the law into their own hands, so Mike and Steve need to hurry. In a rather uncommon move, and supported by District Attorney Gerry O'Brian, Mike confronts the two boys with Harlan Edgerton and the actual tragic fate of the two brothers. The boys finally tell the truth, so our two cops can prevent a false self-administered justice.
This episode is supposed to take place on 'Hyde Street', which is located in the Nob Hill district towards Fisherman's Wharf, however, the actual filming was accomplished in Potrero Hill again. The Edgerton's mansion is located at 300 Pennsylvania Avenue (at 18th Street), whereas the roof top scenes were taken two blocks away on another house at the junction of 18th and Texas Streets. While the boys are sneaking into his house, Harlan buys some food in a local market at 1301 18th Street - which actually is the building used for the roof top scenes as well. Following the discovery of the boy who died after falling down the roof top staircase, Harlan takes the dead body to Golden Gate Park, and we also see an alternate exterior view of the SFPD headquarters in this episode. Finally, Mike confronts the two boys with Harlan Edgerton at 20th and Mississippi Streets. As a sidenote: in opposite to many other episodes, and although the building seemed to be in a condemned condition at that time, the indoor scenes for the Edgerton mansion were obviously not filmed inside the actual house at 300 Pennsylvania; when Mike and Steve are standing in the door in order to stop the other boys' parents from destroying the mansion, we can see a large skyline canvas waving in their background, so it might have been a studio stage sequence.
The media page was supplemented by promotional materials issued by the Warner Brothers Inc. when the company re-distributed the series. Apart from a general info sheet on the series, Warner Bros. released a set of press photography; I have added scans of 15 of these pictures to the gallery as well. They obviously used a continuous numbering for the photos, so if you got any picture not shown I would appreciate your help for filling the gap.