It could have been a masterpiece. But Spencer Tracy's character is nauseating and the end of San Francisco, about ten minutes of film even Cecil B De Mille would've had the decency not to shoot, is unpardonable. Highly recommended though, thanks to Clark Gable,
unfortunately this film is terribly dated because "two-shot" dyke (as WS van Dyke was called for shooting picutres so fast) does a great job. the direction and editing are quite good and the acting and special effects too. the earthquake scene reminds one of eisenstein. it's a shame that the script is so lame... well, and let's not forget the singing: it's just damn awfu!!!