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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 ...
Landlady
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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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Never Such Soul-Stirring Love Scenes! Never Such Nerve-Tingling Drama! Never Such Eye-Feasting Beauty! Never Such Magnificent Screen Entertainment as This One Offers! See more »

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9 April 1928 (USA)  »

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El ángel de la calle  »

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This film is recognized as the first "talkie" to be shown in New Zealand, on 8 March 1929. There was no recorded dialogue for the "talkie" version, but a recorded music score was added to the film. See more »

Quotes

Angela: Love makes people unhappy.
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Angela Mia (My Angel)
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Music by Erno Rapee
Lyrics by Lew Pollack
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Cinematography and Gaynor the stars of bittersweet romance.
21 September 2001 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

Since SEVENTH HEAVEN proved such a hit (five nominations and three Oscars), Borzage brought his co-stars together for another film with a very similar plot (this time Gaynor runs away from a circus) and embellished it with state of the art cinematography, making it one of the glossiest of late silents. Gaynor won the first Best Actress Oscar on the strength of three performances, including this one, but oddly enough the film was nominated again the following year in the areas of Cinematography and Art Direction, although by Academy rules it would have seemed to be ineligible due to release cut off dates. In any case, it is a fine late silent romance and worth seeing for Gaynor and the camerawork. Silent film collector, Peter Kavel, provides copies on video.


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