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After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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The Girl (Nancy)
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The Boy (Jim)
Blue Washington ...
Black Mose (as Edgar Washington Blue)
Kewpie Morgan ...
Skinny (as H.A. Morgan)
Andy Clark ...
Skelly
Mike Donlin ...
Bill
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Lame Hoppy
Bob Perry ...
The Arkansaw Snake (as Robert Perry)
Johnnie Morris ...
Rubin
George Kotsonaros ...
Baldy
Jack Chapin ...
Ukie (as Jacques Chapin)
Robert Brower ...
Blind Sims
Frank Brownlee ...
Farmer
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Storyline

After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal a car in their attempt to escape the police, and reach Canada. Written by Kevin Coughlin <starmist@buffnet.net>

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22 September 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mendigos da Vida  »

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Thanks to a few lines of dialog being added to the music/special effects track (similar to Warner's The Jazz Singer (1927)), this was Paramount's first feature with spoken words. The studio's first all-talking feature, Interference (1928) would be released at the end of 1928. See more »

Quotes

The Boy: [title card]
  • And if there's a gal in my the gang, she's my gal.



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References The Sheik (1921) See more »

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Phenomenal
14 August 2002 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

I wish for nothing more than a valid version of this great movie on DVD. It's been a while since I last saw it, but the impression has been a lasting one. True empathy lasts through the ages and there is a poignancy about 'Beggars of Life' that is phenomenal. All actors shine in career-defining roles, direction is sensible to minuscule moods, and the overall effect is overpowering. One of the best flicks to come out of Hollywood in those pre-talkie days. Can't wait to see it again.


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