MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,090 this week

Street of Chance (1930)

 |  Drama  |  8 February 1930 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 125 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 28 May 2012
 
a list of 4532 titles
created 30 Sep 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 11 Feb 2014
 
a list of 4639 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 68 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Street of Chance" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Street of Chance (1930)

Street of Chance (1930) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Street of Chance.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.

Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Walter Huston, Phillips Holmes, Constance Cummings
Viva Villa! (1934)
Biography | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In this fictionalized biography, young Pancho Villa takes to the hills after killing an overseer in revenge for his father's death. In 1910, he befriends American reporter Johnny Sykes. ... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Conway, Howard Hawks, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Wallace Beery, Fay Wray, Leo Carrillo
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A beautiful showgirl, name "the Canary" is a scheming nightclub singer. Blackmailing is her game and with that she ends up dead. But who killed "the Canary". All the suspects knew and were ... See full summary »

Directors: Malcolm St. Clair, Frank Tuttle
Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Hall
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A nerd discovers he's wanted for murder, after escaping death from wreckage plummeting from a skyscraper. Passerby Frank Thompson wakes up in the street, believing it's his lucky day, then ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hively
Stars: Burgess Meredith, Claire Trevor, Sheldon Leonard
Raffles (1930)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A distinguished English gentleman has a secret life--he is the notorious jewel thief the press has dubbed "The Amateur Cracksman". When he meets a woman and falls in love he decides to "... See full summary »

Directors: George Fitzmaurice, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast
Stars: Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, David Torrence
The Big House (1930)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences.

Directors: George W. Hill, Ward Wing
Stars: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone
Diamond Jim (1935)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of legendary gambler Diamond Jim Brady and his romance with entertainer Lillian Russell.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Stars: Edward Arnold, Jean Arthur, Binnie Barnes
Young Eagles (1930)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Jean Arthur, Paul Lukas
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

John Nelson, a well-to-do businessman, is escorting a woman he knows as Ethel Barry to the door of her apartment suite when a man steps out of the shadows and angrily demands to know where ... See full summary »

Director: Louis J. Gasnier
Stars: William Powell, Marion Shilling, Natalie Moorhead
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Long-missing Bill Cardew returns to find his wife Vicky re-married... and in no hurry to settle for just one husband.

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Jean Arthur, Fred MacMurray, Melvyn Douglas
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Standing before a divorce court judge are Sergeant Andy Anderson and Janie Anderson asking him to dissolve their marriage. Janie's father, William Smith, objects and the judge allows him to... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Jean Arthur, Lee Bowman, Charles Coburn
Pointed Heels (1929)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Stars: William Powell, Helen Kane, Fay Wray
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
John D. Marsden / 'Natural' Davis
...
Judith Marsden
...
Alma Marsden
...
'Babe' Marsden
Stanley Fields ...
Dorgan
Brooks Benedict ...
Al Mastick
Betty Francisco ...
Mrs. Mastick
John Risso ...
Tony
Joan Standing ...
Miss Abrams
Maurice Black ...
Nick
Irving Bacon ...
Harry
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

gambling | gangster | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 February 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caminhos da Sorte  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(MovieTone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent look at gambling addiction and its consequences.

This early talkie deservedly earned an Oscar nomination for its excellent screenplay. William Powell gives an assured performance as an "honest" gambler, who refuses to throw a game. He even has one of his cronies bumped off for doing so. Later, his impressionistic brother comes to town with his new wife (Jean Arthur) and not knowing his big brother's true profession, attempts to win a fortune with his savings in an organized gambling session. When Powell has to throw the game to disillusion and alienate his brother, he becomes a marked man for his own gang. The clever plotting carries the film. Powell shows complete ease before the camera and does a fine job in the lead. Well worth watching.


15 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Street of Chance (1930) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?