4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

With San Diego Mayor Bob Fulfillner of every woman's dreams making national news, what's a local movie critic to do but capitalize on the craze by compiling a list of his favorite celluloid Mayors?

None

10.) Reformed racketeer Patsy Gargan (James Cagney) is appointed deputy commissioner. His first assignment in this early, and highly-watchable Cagney-as-good-Samaritan programmer, it to clean up the State Reformatory.

None

9.) All the Mayor wanted to do was go a-hunting with the Canvas Back Duck Club. The 3 Stooges had something else on their minds as bit-player Chuck Callahan wound up toupee-less and on the wrong end of a City hall shooting gallery.

None

8.) Powerpuff Girls Mayor of Townsville is the only erected official on the list to give Filner a run for his money. It sure beats the hell out of a pickle jar.

None

7.) Hey, how 'bout a serious performance out of Old Ski Nose, huh? I'll be damned: Bob Hope's one and only shot at a dramatic acting isn't half-bad. Bob plays New York Mayor Jimmie Walker in the colorful Paramount biopic, Beau James.

None

6.) Mayor Kahane, unforgettable in National Geographic: Inside 9/11.

None

5.) Lee Wallace's goof on NYC Mayor Ed Koch in the original Taking of Pelham 123 left such an impression on Tim Burton that he cast the actor as Gotham City's head honcho in his first Batman picture.

None

4.) Munchkin City Mayor, Carmine 'Flapmeat' Calabrese, who on his best day never made as much money as Toto!

None

3.) In the eyes of many, Filner could stand to take a hint from 72-year-old career politician Frank Skeffington (Spencer Tracy) for whom bowing out gracefully was an art form. Side note: I have it on good authority that The Last Hurrah is Joe Dante's personal favorite of John Ford's films.

None

2.) Dan McGinty (Brian Donlevy, shown here with Muriel Angelus) used to be somebody other than a washed up bartender. A meteoric race to the Governor's mansion, which included a brief layover in the Mayor's office, led to a corruption scandal and eventual stretch in the pen. Prodigious screenwriter, Preston Sturges, very much wanted to direct his first feature. So much so that he sold Paramount the script for The Great McGinty to Paramount for $1. The nine films Sturges went on to write and directed for the studio between 1940-44 set a standard in rapid fire screwball romance.

None

1.) Former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood's advice to Filner: "You don't listen well, do you, punk? Lay off the fanny-patting and dyspeptic disposition, aaaaasshole!"

Comments
1
This comment was removed by the site staff for violation of the usage agreement.
Aug. 29, 2019

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close