After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal ...
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After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal a car in their attempt to escape the police, and reach Canada.Written by
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Alone in the jungles of Hobehemia. A girl fleeing her past. a boy heading for a new life. danger, drama, thrills, romance. into the haunts of the homeless they come to find what they want in the realm of dream seekers. (Print Ad- Interlaken Review, ((Interlaken, NY)) 8 February 1929) See more »
The stage play on which the film was based, "Outside Looking In", was much admired by Charles Chaplin, who saw it several times. On one such occasion his guest was Louise Brooks, who many years later would play the main role in the film version. See more »
Ain't it funny when you think of the millions o' people in warm houses and feather beds, an' us just driftin' 'round like the clouds? But I guess it's about even when you boil it down. Even them people in feather beds ain't satisfied - we're all beggars of life.
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On the movie's title card the order of the star cast names is as follows: Wallace Beery, Richard Arlen, Louise Brooks. In the cast list the order is: Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen. See more »
A really great film. Great action scenes, and yet there are a lot of subtle scenes with nuanced acting. The social themes - child abuse, the desperation of the poor - are quite as relevant today, and make it easy to relate to, especially with the fine acting of Arlen and Brooks. Although the tone is serious, the scenes with Beery introduce an element of broad comedy. Also progressive for its time by having a black character as a respected equal of the others.
The print is in fairly good condition, so this movie would probably gain wider appreciation if someone would write accompanying music specially for it.
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