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.
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As The Hollywood Reporter and other sources confirmed yesterday, famous TV director Walter E. Grauman died at the age of 93 of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles. Grauman often worked with producer Quinn Martin and directed several TV pilot movies - including 'The Streets of San Francisco' - and was director of several episodes of the series. He also helmed more than 50 episodes of Angela Lansbury's 'Murder, She Wrote' as well as multiple episodes of the crime shows 'Barnaby Jones' and 'The Untouchables' during his five-decade career.
The screencaps for Commitment are now accessible on the episodes' page. Mike Stone has to face a set-up, perfidiously arranged by mobster Al Lyman, framing him in the murder of undercover cop Gino Carlino. Jeannie visits her father whenhe is told to meet Carlino by the waterfront in regard to a 12-year old unsolved murder case that Stone investigated at that time. Mike gets knocked off at the docks, and Carlino is shot to death with Stone's gun. Hot-shot internal affairs Inspector Glenn Decker puts a puzzle together, suspecting Mike of corruption and murder. Jeannie gets also involved when Lyman's henchmen fake a bribe money handover to her at Fishermans Wharf, knowing that police is observing the the bearer involved. Steve tries to convince Decker of Stone's unconditional loyalty but has to do more than just talk - so he finally tems up with Decker in order to uncover the truth. The involvement of informer Cappy who was connected by Steve, and the death of another henchman of Lyman's leads them to corruption inside the SFPD.
This episode starts at Ferry Plaza by night. Later on, Mike is being guided to Pier 34 where he is being knocked unconscious and Carlino shot to death with Mike's gun. Several sequences were filmed inside and in front of Mike's house on Potrero Hill, and the chase with Lyman's henchman Denny Miller leads us from Potrero down to the Industrial Harbor (with a stop-over at 17th and Kansas Streets where Mike makes a call to Decker's office). Jeannie is lured into the bribe money trap at Hyde and Beach, whereas Baxter's appartment (who is shot by Mickey Sims on the rooftop) is located at Market and Guerrero. Soon after, Steve and Decker can book Sims and Miller in a mansion on Pacific Heights (with that great panorama view of the Bay through the window), and the climax was filmed inside and in front of the Davies Campus of today's California Pacific Medical Center at Duboce and Castro.
The media page was supplemented by another five colour production stills, totaling in 15 pictures there. Among others, these include Steve from the pilot movie, and Mike performing as a clown.
Furthermore, I'd like to let you know that I am about to return to a weekly update interval from now on.
I have just added the screencaps for Most Feared In The Jungle to the episodes' page. Barbara Talmadge, a young and pregnant single woman, is taken to a small hospital for delivery. After waking up again, she finds herself alone in the streets missing her baby and with no real orientation. She returns to the 'New Choice House', home for unwed mothers, where she has accomodation. When she starts to ask questions, Mrs. Davenport, the home's director, tells her that her baby was stillborn and she is suffering kind of a trauma. Barbara still thinks her baby is alive and was kidnapped, and following a fight in which Mrs. Davenport accidently dies, homicide is taking over whereas Barbara embarks on a murderous quest to find her baby. As Mike and Steve soon find out, a broken relationship to her elitist mother does not make things easier for Barbara, so they need to hurry in order to track down the ring of illegal adoptions involving the unwed mothers' home, a private investigator, and a former physician who had lost his licence years ago.
Actually, most of this episode's locations can be found between Pacific Heights and the Lower Haight. The delivery hospital (the same building, by the way, was used as filming location in the preceding episode, Winterkill), and private investigator Matthew Starr’s bureau (with the rooftop chase) are located adjacent to Lafayette Park. The doctor's office of Dr. Hyland jun. is on Van Ness Avenue, and the unwed mothers' home named 'New Choice House' can be found on Page Street in the Lower Haight. Mike and Steve are called soon after leaving famous 'Mama's at Washington Square' in North Beach, and the motorcycle police officer is shot by Barbara at the triangle of Marina Boulevard with Avila Street and Casa Way. Also included are Tiburon (house of Dr. Hyland sen.), Daly City (house of the Hunt couple), as well as San Francisco City Hall for the final sequence.
As a sidenote, and for the first time in the series, the screenplay refers to an earlier episode of the second season, The Victims. Mike asks Steve about his relationship to Connie (the female journalist) and Steve tells him that they finally split up since she was not able to deal with his work.
I have just added another five original ABC press release photos to the media page, making up a total of 55 pictures in this particular section. The batch includes a third picture from season one episode The First Day of Forever, season three episode Mister Nobody, and a trio of season four episodes (Season Four announcement photo of Mike and Steve plus episodes Poisoned Snow and The Glass Dart-Board). Enjoy.
Next updates will comprise of the screencaps and extended summary/locations for Most Feared In The Jungle, and another selection of production stills.