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Side Street (1929)

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Complete credited cast:
Tom Moore ...
Jimmy O'Farrell
Owen Moore ...
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
Walter MacNamara ...
Patrick Doyle (as Walter McNamara)


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Release Date:

15 September 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Forty-Ninth Street  »

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Technical Specs


(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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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 »


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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Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 9 No.2
(1830-1) (uncredited)
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Played on piano by Owen Moore
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Creaky early talkie
19 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of RKO's first films. It's also the only pairing of all three Moore brothers. It also features nightclub dancer George Raft in one of his first attempts to break into films (after this he didn't appear again until 1931 when he was "discovered.") Sadly, this film is all curiosity value and nothing else. The Moore brothers are mostly terrible (Owen, playing the gangster, being the only one with any talent for handling dialogue). Raft is actually better and livelier than the Moore boys even though his part is slim. There is also no music score whatsoever, outside of the nightclub sequence with Raft, thus what little dramatic force the film has is left dry by the silent soundtrack. The story is the typical brothers-gone-separate-ways stuff (one is a cop involved in murder case that leads to other brother who is gangster) with the only difference being that there is a third brother (a doctor) in the middle. But the Doctor's part isn't very interesting, so it doesn't distract from the clichés, unfortunately. Sound killed the Moore brothers' careers and this film easily shows us why.

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