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City Streets (1931)

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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 »

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Nan Cooley
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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 ...
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Barbara Leonard ...
Esther March
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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>

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Love and courage pitted against a ruthless hate!


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18 April 1931 (USA)  »

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The two china cats shown in one scene as a symbol of two people arguing came from director Rouben Mamoulian's own collection of such pieces. See more »

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

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Prelude to Act I of 'Die Meistersinger'
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Music by Richard Wagner
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A MUST for grit and noir fans!!!!!!!!!
1 September 2009 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

If it had been made 2 years later it would have been BANNED! The number one MUST SEE recommendation of the day!. The best Rouben Mamoulian film I have seen this far (have but have not yet seen J+H).

There's no wonder why this film got less than 200 votes. A bigger greyzone that could not care less about what's proper would not be seen again until the 60's. As morally ambiguous and dark as 70's grit but with a certain charm as well. Of course this had to lay low in the later 30's and sadly it does not appear to have been re-discovered.

Seriously. This got it all. Great actors: Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney and the this time not so lovable Guy Kibbee. And a mighty good director. This far I haven't been RM's biggest fans but I have liked his films a lot and with this he steps into a new league. One of the best 30's films I have ever seen! This is something I never thought even existed! 9.5/10


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