Friday, January 24, 2020

EXchange name sighting

[Somewhere in San Francisco. Danger Zone (dir. William Berke, 1951). Click for a larger view.]

Hugh Beaumont exits a Yellow Cab. TUxedo was indeed a San Francisco exchange, as telephone number-cards attest. TUxedo 5-1234 was indeed the number of the Yellow Cab Company. And before that, TUxedo 1234. Here’s an advertising thermometer with the shorter number. And here’s someone who recalls the added 5.

More EXchange names on screen
Act of Violence : The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse : Armored Car Robbery : Baby Face : Blast of Silence : The Blue Dahlia : Boardwalk Empire : Born Yesterday : The Brasher Doubloon : Chinatown : The Dark Corner : Dark Passage : Deception : Deux hommes dans Manhattan : Dick Tracy’s Deception : Down Three Dark Streets : Dream House : East Side, West Side : The Little Giant : The Man Who Cheated Himself : Modern Marvels : Murder by Contract : Murder, My Sweet : My Week with Marilyn : Naked City (1) : Naked City (2) : Naked City (3) : Naked City (4) : Naked City (5) : Naked City (6) : Naked City (7) : Nightfall : Nightmare Alley : Out of the Past : Perry Mason : The Public Enemy : Railroaded! : Side Street : Stage Fright : Sweet Smell of Success : Tension : This Gun for Hire : Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

comments: 4

Anonymous said...

Hugh Beaumont was an interesting actor whose full potential I feel was never perceived or developed. He was handsome in a very manly, mature way. I know this might sound nuts, but there are moments in Leave it to Beaver when he resembles Sean Connery. Beaumont would have made a very convincing secret agent in 60's spyboom films.

Michael Leddy said...

If you can find this movie (I found it on a three-movie DVD in the library), you’d find his performance pretty persuasive, even if the movie itself is awful. There are other early movies of his at YouTube.

zzi said...

I thought it was on TCM, now WatchTCM. If it's the movie I'm thinking about, it made me uncomfortable.

Michael Leddy said...

Might be something else. I think this one is pretty harmless.