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San Francisco movie locations from classic films

San Francisco movie locations from classic films

The Sniper - Dry Run

    The movie opens as Eddie Miller (Arthur Franz) aims a rifle from the window of his rented room.  A young couple dally on the exterior staircase of a house opposite and Franz takes direct aim at the woman and squeezes the trigger.  But the rifle isn't loaded, it's a dry run by Miller to see if he has the nerve to see it through.

Then ...  The couple are on the staircase of the 471 - 475 Filbert Street apartment house on Telegraph Hill (map).

  and Now ...  the house is still there, with a green paint job and a sturdier staircase


Then ...  Later in the movie we get a glimpse of Miller's rooming house.

  and Now ...  this is 450 - 456 Filbert and Miller's room, where he aimed his rifle from, was upstairs on the right.

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