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San Francisco movie locations from classic films

San Francisco movie locations from classic films

The House On Telegraph Hill - Crash Site

  The brakes have failed on Victoria's car and after a wild ride careening down the steep streets of Telegraph Hill she runs out of options when she turns into the Montgomery Street cul-de-sac between Union and Green - there is no place to go, the end of the road is directly ahead (map).



Then ... She swerves hard left and her car flips over onto its side.

...  and Now,  the blue and white house in the center, below, is 1227 Montgomery Street.  It was featured as the home of Donald Sutherland's character in the 1978 movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers where he discovers clones of himself and his friends forming in pods in his garden.  At far left at the end of the cul-de-sac is the top of the Montgomery steps, featured in the 1952 movie The Sniper (see that here).


Then ...  Fortuitously Victoria lands in a pile of sand and for the second time in the movie narrowly escapes injury.  Trivia but tragic -  the actor who comes to her aid (Charles Wagonheim, kneeling below), was murdered years later in his Hollywood apartment in 1979 when he was 83.

...  and Now,  1227 Montgomery, alongside Montague Place, now has an added garage with a patio built over it.

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