The story is set in the seamy Soho section of London, where burglar Basher Bill shares bed and board with his sluttish girlfriend Annie. As wicked as they come, Bill softens when he meets virtuous Salvation Army lass Elizabeth.
The successor to "The Way of All Flesh"---and a worthy one! Jannings' third American-made picture -- and twice as good as the first!
Did You Know?
In an interview conducted in the late sixties, von Sternberg claimed he came up with the story for "Street of Sin" while filming "The Last Command" with Emil Jannings. However Jannings was so difficult in that picture that von Sternberg told him he would not work with him again and turned over the treatment for someone else to direct. Jannings and von Sternberg DID work again on 1930's "The Blue Angel", Jannings' final English language film. See more