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Release Date:
9 April 1928 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Not Just Another "Motion Picture" -- "Street Angel Is the Masterpiece of All Time" See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 2 nominations See more »
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(26 articles)
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Cast

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Janet Gaynor ... Angela

Charles Farrell ... Gino
Natalie Kingston ... Lisetta
Henry Armetta ... Mascetto
Guido Trento ... Neri the Police Sergeant
Alberto Rabagliati ... Policeman
Cino Conti ... Policeman
Louis Liggett ... Beppo
Milton Dickinson ... Bimbo
Helena Herman ... Andrea
Dave Kashner ... The Strong Man
Jennie Bruno ... Landlady
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Demetrius Alexis ... Museum waiter (uncredited)
Italia Frandi ... (uncredited)
Venezia Frandi ... (uncredited)
Frankie Genardi ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Borzage 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
H.H. Caldwell  titles
Katherine Hilliker  titles
Monckton Hoffe  play "Cristilinda"
Philip Klein  adaptation
Marion Orth  writer
Henry Roberts Symonds  adaptation

Produced by
William Fox .... producer
 
Original Music by
Erno Rapee 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Palmer 
 
Film Editing by
Barney Wolf 
 
Art Direction by
Harry Oliver 
 
Costume Design by
Kathleen Kay 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lew Borzage .... assistant director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Maurice Baron .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
William Fox .... presenter
 

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Runtime:
102 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Silent | Mono (Movietone) (music and sound effects)
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Trivia:
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.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Angela Mia (My Angel)See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Borzage at his Borzagiest, 15 February 2000
Author: marcslope

Melodramatic, atmospheric romance with some great tracking shots that look like they influenced Scorsese decades later. Gaynor and Farrell, are extraordinarily well used; this film probably epitomises their appeal better than any other. He's all youthful exuberance, and she's all liquid-eyed yearning. The print I saw had a musical soundtrack with sound effects -- very soupy, but for a take-it-or-leave-it love story like this, just right.

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