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Street Angel (1928)

Not Rated | | Drama | 19 August 1928 (USA)
A woman on the run from the law finds her past catching up to her just as she is on the verge of true happiness.

Director:

Frank Borzage

Writers:

Monckton Hoffe (play), Philip Klein (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Janet Gaynor ... Angela
Charles Farrell ... Gino
Natalie Kingston ... Lisetta
Henry Armetta ... Masetto
Guido Trento Guido Trento ... Neri -- Police Sergeant
Alberto Rabagliati Alberto Rabagliati ... Policeman (as Alberto Ragabliati)
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Storyline

In Naples, where prostitutes can pay their rent, Angela is sentenced to a year in the workhouse when she tries to steal(while streetwalking) to pay for medicine for her dying mother. She escapes and is hidden by a circus, where she's a natural talent and meets Gino, a painter. When she breaks her ankle in a fall, her career ends. What can she and Gino do? He wants to go to Naples, but the law may still be looking for her, and Gino doesn't know about her past. Starving artist and a beauty with a secret: is there room in this world for them? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Never Such Soul-Stirring Love Scenes! Never Such Nerve-Tingling Drama! Never Such Eye-Feasting Beauty! Never Such Magnificent Screen Entertainment as This One Offers! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

19 August 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El ángel de la calle See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent | Mono (Movietone) (music and sound effects)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to a big display ad for this film in the PROVIDENCE (R.I) NEWS on 8 September 1928, the movietone track was described as a "SYMPHONIC SNCHRONIZATION BY 100-PIECE N.Y. ROXY THEATRE ORCHESTRA." See more »

Quotes

Angela: Love makes people unhappy.
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Soundtracks

Angela Mia (My Angel)
(uncredited)
Music by Erno Rapee
Lyrics by Lew Pollack
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Beautiful, haunting! Borzage at his best!
27 November 1999 | by silent-12See all my reviews

This film was a follow up to 1927's "7th Heaven", starring Farrell and Gaynor, and in my opinion, this film is even better. The Farrell-Gaynor chemistry is so potent that at times (especially when they're dining together in his little apartment) you feel as if you're intruding. The last scene, where Charles is chasing Janet through the fog, is moody, atmospheric--Borzage at his best. An exquisite film.


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