MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,465 this week

City Streets (1931)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 753 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 10 critic

Nan, a racketeer's daughter, is in love with The Kid, a shooting gallery showman. Despite Nan's prodding, The Kid has no ambitions about joining the rackets and making enough money to ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (adaptation), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 14 Feb 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 03 Dec 2012
 
mob
a list of 30 titles
created 04 Mar 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 11 Oct 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "City Streets" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: City Streets (1931)

City Streets (1931) on IMDb 7.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of City Streets.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Souls at Sea (1937)
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Cooper and Raft save lives during a sea tragedy in this story about slave trade on the high seas in 1842.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Gary Cooper, George Raft, Frances Dee
Street Scene (1931)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Twenty-four hours elapse on the stoop of a Hell's Kitchen tenement as a microcosm of the American melting pot interacts with each other during a summer heatwave.

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, William Collier Jr., Estelle Taylor
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A lovely dame with dangerous lies employs the services of a private detective, who is quickly caught up in the mystery and intrigue of a statuette known as the Maltese Falcon.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez, Dudley Digges
City Streets (1938)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Albert S. Rogell
Stars: Edith Fellows, Leo Carrillo, Tommy Bond
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 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
Bad Girl (1931)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man and woman, skeptical about romance, nonetheless fall in love and are wed, but their lack of confidence in the opposite sex haunts their marriage.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Minna Gombell
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Country orphan Lily goes to Berlin to stay with her tippling aunt, and soon meets Richard, handsome sculptor across the street. Persuaded half-reluctantly to pose for Richard, her physical ... See full summary »

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Brian Aherne, Lionel Atwill
Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Rowland V. Lee
Stars: Gary Cooper, June Collyer, Regis Toomey
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A Parisian tailor finds himself posing as a baron in order to collect a sizeable bill from an aristocrat, only to fall in love with an aloof young princess.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Charles Ruggles
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Phillips Holmes, Sylvia Sidney, Frances Dee
Musical | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Pennsylvania, 1859. Railroad tycoon Charles Bickford wants to take over the land of the oil-drilling framers, led by Peter Cortland.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Stars: Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott, Dorothy Lamour
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A wealthy New York socialite falls for and marries a cowboy while out West. Her father disinherits her, and after trying to make a go of it as a cowboy's wife, they agree to divorce and she... See full summary »

Director: Marion Gering
Stars: Gary Cooper, Carole Lombard, Helen Ware
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Nan Cooley
...
Big Fellow Maskal
William 'Stage' Boyd ...
McCoy (as William Boyd)
Wynne Gibson ...
Agnes
Guy Kibbee ...
Pop Cooley
Stanley Fields ...
Blackie
Betty Sinclair ...
Pansy
Robert Homans ...
Police inspector
Barbara Leonard ...
Esther March
Edit

Storyline

Nan, a racketeer's daughter, is in love with The Kid, a shooting gallery showman. Despite Nan's prodding, The Kid has no ambitions about joining the rackets and making enough money to support Nan in the lifestyle she's accustomed to. Her attitude changes after her father implicates her in a murder and she's sent to prison. During her incarceration, her father convinces The Kid to join the gang in order to help free Nan. When Nan is released, she wants nothing more to do with the mob and tries to get The Kid to quit, but she may be too late. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Love and courage pitted against a ruthless hate!


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 April 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ruas da Cidade  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was Dashiell Hammett's only original screenplay (adapted by Max Marcin, with the eventual script by Oliver H.P. Garrett). See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
(uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Played at the shooting gallery
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Early gangster flick a pleasant surprise
2 April 2007 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Clearly patterned after the first gangster movies that Warner produced the same year,Little Caesar (1931) and The Public Enemy (1931),this gangster movie is one of the better efforts I've seen. Although not quite in the same league as the previous mentioned classics, it has a powerful performance by young Sylvia Sidney.She's magnificent and delivers her lines more natural than perhaps anyone did at the time.Gary Cooper is better than usual at this stage in his career and shows signs of what would follow the next few years when he rose to the top. The movie has some fascinating villains in Paul Lukas (never seen him this detestable) and Guy Kibbee (what a shock to see him act the hoodlum).The direction of Rouben Mamoulian is very inventive,probably the first voice-over to show a persons thoughts appear in this movie. If you get the chance to see this little gangster flick, don't let the chance go by.


19 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Number of Murder Victims ferrierwood
Which Hammett story is this based on? xenobium
sylvia sidney bobk77
Goof Chris398
What is the car? cplumpton53
Some commments about the movie bsanto
Discuss City Streets (1931) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?