Sudden Fear - The Good Life
A series of vignettes depict Myra and Lester settling down into the social whirl of 1950s San Francisco.
Then ... First, celebrating the 30th season at the opera.
Then ... We are shown a glimpse inside the theater ...
... and Now, the War Memorial Opera House interior is very different.
Then ... This double exposure shows the newlyweds swept up by the action down the home stretch.
... in 1950 ... But again, the movie used different footage - this was not filmed at Tanforan. Below is the home stretch at Tanforan as filmed two years earlier in the movie Riding High. San Bruno Mountain is in the near background whereas the mountains in the movie background above are way off in the far distance. Note the huge hillside sign 'South San Francisco, The Industrial City' which is still there today, at far left in the Tanforan Shops photo above.
... in 1950 ... Another scene from Riding High shows this clear view of the Tanforan grandstand. There's a white post at the corner edge of the roof overhang at far right, unlike in the Sudden Fear 'Then' image above where the roof cantilevers out with no corner post.
Then ... where they party the night away.
... from the 1950s ... Here's a postcard photo image taken in the Fairmont's Cirque Room at about that same time.
Lester hears back from his shady lady friend Irene Neves. She has been working on her lawyer boyfriend and found out -"It took five martinis" - that Myra is about to donate the bulk of her fortune to a charity, news that doesn't sit well with the scheming pair.