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Side Street (1929)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama  -  15 September 1929 (USA)
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Three successful Irish brothers cross paths in a very unexpected way.

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Complete credited cast:
Tom Moore ...
Jimmy O'Farrell
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Dennis O'Farrell
Matt Moore ...
John O'Farrell
Emma Dunn ...
Mrs. Nora O'Farrell
Katherine Perry ...
Kathleen Doyle (as Kathryn Perry)
Frank Sheridan ...
Mr. Tom O'Farrell
Charles Byer ...
Maxse Kimball
Arthur Housman ...
Henchman Silk Ruffo
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Bunny
Walter MacNamara ...
Patrick Doyle (as Walter McNamara)
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Storyline

Brothers Jimmy O'Farrell (a police officer) and John O'Farrell (a police surgeon) begin to suspect their brother Dennis is a racketeer after a shooting occurs in front of their parent's brownstone and John treats a beating victim in Dennis' apartment. Dennis' family believe that he is a successful businessman, when in fact, he is the leader of the infamous Muller gang. Dennis is using the name Barney Muller. Jimmy promotes to detective and proposes to his girlfriend, Kathleen. Shortly thereafter, Kathleen attends a party given by "Muller" She learns that Muller's henchman "Silk" is the gunman involved in the murder in front of the O'Farrell apartment. Kathleen tells Jimmy, but she is overheard by one of Muller's men, and plans are made to dispose of Kathleen and Jimmy. Dennis realizes his cover has been blown and he learns of the plot against Jimmy. Dennis and John rush to warn Jimmy but they arrive just as Jimmy is being ambushed. Dennis saves Jimmy, but is shot by his own gang. ... Written by Trisha Warren

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15 September 1929 (USA)  »

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(Turner library print)

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(RCA Photophone System)

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The first film to star Tom Moore (I)', Matt Moore and Owen Moore, who were famous as brothers who had all achieved stardom. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy O'Farrell: Hello, Patrick. How are you tonight?
Patrick Doyle: Well, I'm better than I was before I was as bad as I am now.
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Soundtracks

Take a Look at Her Now
(uncredited)
Music Oscar Levant)
Lyrics by Sidney Clare)
Sung by June Clyde and Danced by George Raft and chorus girls
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Moore, Moore, Moore
25 October 2014 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Three sons of Irish immigrants live and work in New Your City. They are blond doctor Matt Moore (as John O'Farrell), jovial policeman Tom Moore (as Jimmy O'Farrell) and mysteriously well-dressed Owen Moore (as Denny O'Farrell). The trio gather for dinner with their parents. Nobody suspects gift-bearing brother Owen is wealthy due to engaging in criminal activities. They think he's just a businessman who travels. Owen's real-life wife Kathryn Perry (as Ton's fiancée) and her brother-in-law John have eye-opening moments. You won't have trouble figuring out what happens between Owen and his brothers...

Written and directed by Malcolm St. Clair, this was his first real "all-talking" picture and the veteran filmmaker is clearly restricted by the microphone...

The main attraction, at the time, was seeing the three Moore brothers perform in a sound film, together. However, by 1929, this couldn't have been much of a lure. Their great appeal isn't exactly clear in "Side Street", so looking back is recommended. The brothers were present early on, and became much bigger stars when Owen was discovered to have married Mary Pickford. She was the gold standard. The more recent generations of film-goers will enjoy watching George Raft in a small, but very impressive role. A future "gangster" genre film star, Mr. Raft was quite a dancer; he and June Clyde make good impressions.

**** Side Street (9/8/29) Malcolm St. Clair ~ Owen Moore, Tom Moore, Matt Moore, Katherine Perry


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