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Street Angel (1928)

 |  Drama  |  9 April 1928 (USA)
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A woman on the run from the law finds her past catching up to her just as she is on the verge of true happiness.

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Gino
Natalie Kingston ...
Lisetta
Henry Armetta ...
Mascetto
Guido Trento ...
Neri the Police Sergeant
Alberto Rabagliati ...
Policeman
Louis Liggett ...
Beppo
Milton Dickinson ...
Bimbo
Helena Herman ...
Andrea
Dave Kashner ...
The Strong Man
Jennie Bruno ...
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In Naples, where prostitutes can pay their rent, Angela is sentenced to a year in the workhouse when she tries to steal(while streetwalking) to pay for medicine for her dying mother. She escapes and is hidden by a circus, where she's a natural talent and meets Gino, a painter. When she breaks her ankle in a fall, her career ends. What can she and Gino do? He wants to go to Naples, but the law may still be looking for her, and Gino doesn't know about her past. Starving artist and a beauty with a secret: is there room in this world for them? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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9 April 1928 (USA)  »

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El ángel de la calle  »

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By a fluke, this film received Oscar nominations at both the First and Second Academy Awards. It received a Best Actress nomination for Janet Gaynor in 1929, and nominations for Best Art Direction and Cinematography in 1930. It is the only American film to be nominated for Academy Awards in two different years. (A few foreign-language films have received nominations in different years.) See more »

Quotes

Gino: Love is like the measles. When it comes you cannot stop it.
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Janet Gaynor (1962) See more »

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Angela Mia (My Angel)
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Music by Erno Rapee
Lyrics by Lew Pollack
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Beautiful, haunting! Borzage at his best!
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This film was a follow up to 1927's "7th Heaven", starring Farrell and Gaynor, and in my opinion, this film is even better. The Farrell-Gaynor chemistry is so potent that at times (especially when they're dining together in his little apartment) you feel as if you're intruding. The last scene, where Charles is chasing Janet through the fog, is moody, atmospheric--Borzage at his best. An exquisite film.


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