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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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The Kid
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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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Ruas da Cidade  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia

The first sound flashback. Dialogue heard earlier in the film was repeated over a huge close-up of Sylvia Sidney's tear-stained face as she recalls the past. See more »

Connections

Remake of Ladies of the Mob (1928) 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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Strangely effective
18 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first thing that stuck me as I was watching this gem was the lack of a sound track. Other than the club scene where a band is jamming there is no music at all. The introduction of sound in film was so recent that technique hadn't been fully developed yet. But the strange thing is that the dialog was enough to fill that void. It actually didn't even appear as a shortcoming. And another strange thing: the bad guys were played by actors who always play honorable characters, Paul Lukas and Guy Kibbee, and boy are they despicable. Very good at it too, especially Kibbee. I never thought of that jovial, ebullient character actor as able to bring it off but he does, and well. As for Lukas he is evil incarnate. There's plenty of other reasons to watch this one. The story is gripping. The camera work was way ahead of its time. Character development is superior. And I could go on and on. If there was ever a film deserving to be digitized this one is it.


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