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In the 1947 flick, Dark Passage, we see Mr. Bogart in one of his non-investigative movies, in which he stars opposite (for the 3rd time) of Lauren Bacall. It was a very high profile film at the time, but not very successful. However, SF was used as the location shoot which provided a very moody setting showing Bogart running around the city trying to escape cops and handle his other business.

At 1360 Montgomery there stood an Art Deco apartment building that was featured in the film. This was actually the Malloch Apartment building standing at 4 stories, was the home of Bacall’s character. During the filming on Telegraph Hill, the private booth at The Shadows Restaurant, was supposedly reserved for the Bogey and Bacall.

In the early 90’s there was a landslide and the original building had to be demolished and now this stands in its place.

Written by kapshure

May 14, 2008 at 3:00 pm

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  1. I’m really sad to know that’s not the real building after all! I just watched Dark Passage and made the requisite pilgrimmage to Montgomery Street and took a bunch of photos…*sigh*


    tangobaby in SF


    May 19, 2008 at 6:15 am

  2. The building that slid down the hill was at the northeast end of Alta, the next street over. The Malloch Apartment Building is the original.


    May 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm

  3. Hey Sal, I got my info on that from here:


    perhaps its incorrect?!? I’ll have to dig some more on that. Thanks for the 411 though.


    May 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm

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