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The Joyless Street ()

Die freudlose Gasse (original title)
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Vienna in the biggest depression, directly after WW1. In a slum, Lila Leid, the wife of lawyer Leid is murdered, Egon, secretary of one of Leid's clients is arrested. He was with her, and... See more »

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Maria Lechner
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Greta Rumfort
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Regina Rosenow (as Agnes Esterhazy)
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Metzger von Melchiorstrasse
Henry Stuart ...
Egon Stirner
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Lt. Davis
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Kellner
Karl Etlinger ...
Max Rosenow
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Frau Rosenow
Jaro Fürth ...
Hofrat Rumfort
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dorothea Thiele ...
Lia Leid
Renate Brausewetter ...
Frau (uncredited)
Mario Cusmich ...
Oberst Irving (uncredited)
Maria Forescu ...
Frau (uncredited)
Robert Garrison ...
Don Alfonso Canez (uncredited)
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Frau Greifer (uncredited)
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Lia Leid (uncredited)
Max Kohlhase ...
Marias Vater (uncredited)
Krafft-Raschig ...
Amerikanische Soldat (uncredited)
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Frau (uncredited)
Edna Markstein ...
Frau Merkel (uncredited)
Alexander Murski ...
Dr. Leid (uncredited)
Loni Nest ...
Rosa Rumfort (uncredited)
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Herr (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Raskatoff ...
Trebitsch (uncredited)
Otto Reinwald ...
Herr (uncredited)
Gräfin Tolstoi ...
Fräulein Henriette (uncredited)
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Marias Mutter (uncredited)
Hertha von Walther ...
Else (uncredited)

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Georg Wilhelm Pabst ... (as G.W. Pabst)

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Hugo Bettauer ... (based on the novel by)
 
Willy Haas ... (scenario) (uncredited)
 
F.H. Lyon ... (translator)

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Stefan Drössler ... reconstruction producer (2009)
Jan-Christopher Horak ... reconstruction producer (1998)
Enno Patalas ... reconstruction producer (1989)
Romain Pinès ... producer (uncredited)
Michael Salkind ... producer (uncredited)

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Robert Lach
Curt Oertel
Guido Seeber

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Anatole Litvak ... (uncredited)
Marc Sorkin ... (uncredited)

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Otto Erdmann
Hans Sohnle

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Marc Sorkin ... assistant director

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Edgar G. Ulmer ... set designer

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Steve Sterner ... music by (1990)

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M.A. Portnoy ... titles: English translation (1990)
Crew believed to be complete

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Vienna in the biggest depression, directly after WW1. In a slum, Lila Leid, the wife of lawyer Leid is murdered, Egon, secretary of one of Leid's clients is arrested. He was with her, and had her necklace, because he needed some money for his own stock exchange deals. The same deal brings poverty to ex-government official Rumfort, his daughter Greta, who also has lost her job, tries to get some money to get food. She rents a room of the flat she, her young sister and her father are living in to an American Red Cross official, who pays $60 rent, but the money is taken by some of her father's creditors. But their neighbour, shop owner Mrs Greifer knows how to "help", she and Mrs. Merkel are running a nightclub with a brothel... Written by Stephan Eichenberg

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Also Known As
  • Viennese Love (Canada, English title)
  • The Street of Sorrow (United States)
  • The Joyless Street (United States)
  • Joyless Street (United Kingdom)
  • La rue sans joie (France)
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Trivia Throughout her life, Asta Nielsen (Maria Lechner) always said that she failed to see the attraction and talent of Greta Garbo (Greta Rumfort). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Portrait of Valeska Gert (1977). See more »

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