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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... See more »

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Oklahoma Red
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The Girl - Nancy
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The Boy - Jim
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Black Mose (as Edgar Washington Blue)
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Skinny (as H.A. Morgan)
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Skelly
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Bill
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Lame Hoppy
Bob Perry ...
The Arkansaw Snake (as Robert Perry)
Johnnie Morris ...
Rubin
George Kotsonaros ...
Baldy
Jack Chapin ...
Ukie (as Jacques Chapin)
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Blind Sims
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Farmer
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Hobo (uncredited)
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Hobo (uncredited)
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Baker's Cart Driver (uncredited)

Directed by

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William A. Wellman

Written by

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Benjamin Glazer ... (adaptation & supervision)
 
Jim Tully ... (book "Beggars of Life: A Hobo Autobiography")

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Jesse L. Lasky ... executive producer
Adolph Zukor ... executive producer

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Karl Hajos ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Henry W. Gerrard ... (as Henry Gerrard)

Film Editing by

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Alyson Shaffer

Production Management

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Benjamin Glazer ... production supervisor

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Charles Barton ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Benjamin Glazer ... foley recordist (uncredited)

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Eugene Richee ... still photographer
Cliff Shirpser ... assistant camera (uncredited)

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B.P. Schulberg ... wardrobe assistant

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Manny Baer ... conductor (uncredited)
Max Terr ... assistant conductor (uncredited)

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Margery Chapin ... script supervisor
B.P. Schulberg ... general manager

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Plot Summary

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 Kevin Coughlin

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Taglines A Glimpse of the Ways of the Wanderer (Print Ad- Cohoes American, ((Cohoes, NY)) 13 October 1928) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les mendiants de la vie (France)
  • Mendigos de vida (Spain)
  • Ludzie bezdomni (Poland)
  • Mendigos da Vida (Portugal)
  • I mendicanti della vita (Italy)
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  • 100 min
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Trivia To give the film authenticity, actual hobos--homeless, unemployed men--were employed as extras. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Louise Brooks (1986). See more »
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Crazy Credits 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 »
Quotes The Boy: 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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