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San Francisco movie locations from classic films

San Francisco movie locations from classic films

D.O.A. - Second Opinion

  Bigelow has been told he only has days to live because of a poison in his system.  In disbelief he rushes to another doctor for a second opinion.

Then ...  This is the Southern Pacific Hospital at 1400 Fell Street at Baker in the Haight district, facing Golden Gate Park's Panhandle.  It was built in 1908 by the Southern Pacific Railroad as a medical center for its employees throughout the West.

... and Now,  the hospital eventually became uneconomical and was sold in 1968, becoming the Harkness Hospital.  It was finally closed down after several years of large losses.  It now houses Mercy Terrace, a senior housing retirement facility.

... and Now,  here's another view of the imposing structure today.


  The second doctor confirms the diagnosis.  He dramatically turns out the light to show the lab sample glowing in the dark - a luminous toxin.  Again, a dumbstruck Bigelow hears that he has at most one week to live.  Not one to mince words, the doctor tells him "You've been murdered".

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