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Street Girl (1929)

Passed | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 21 August 1929 (USA)
A homeless and destitute violinist joins a combo to bring it success, but has problems with her love life.

Director:

Wesley Ruggles

Writers:

Jane Murfin (screen play), W. Carey Wonderly (from the story by: "The Viennese Charmer" in Young's Magazine)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Compson ... Frederika Joyzelle
John Harron ... Mike Fall
Jack Oakie ... Joe Spring
Ned Sparks ... Happy Winter
Guy Buccola Guy Buccola ... Pete Summer
Joseph Cawthorn ... Keppel - Cafe Owner
Ivan Lebedeff ... Prince Nicholaus of Aregon
Doris Eaton Doris Eaton ... Singer at Club Joyzelle
Gus Arnheim and His Cocoanut Grove Ambassadors Gus Arnheim and His Cocoanut Grove Ambassadors ... Musical Ensemble at Club Joyzelle (as Gus Arnheim and his Ambassadors)
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Storyline

Jobless, homeless and starving Freddie Joyzelle is saved by Mike Fall from the clutches of a masher, and is then invited to stay with him and his musician partners for at least two weeks. The four men call themselves The Four Seasons because of their surnames: there is also Joe Spring, Happy Winter and Pete Summer. Besides joining their group as a violinist, Freddie cooks and cleans for them and even gets them a gig at the Little Aregon restaurant after they are fired for asking for a raise at their old job. She is from the country of Aregon and knows the owner, Mr. Keppel, also from Aregon. When Prince Nicholaus of Aregon pays a visit to the restaurant and recognizes Freddie, he kisses her on the forehead, creating front page news that makes the restaurant famous. Keppel decides to open a larger restaurant because of the increase in business. Although Mike and Freddie love each other, Mike gets jealous at the attention Freddie gives the Prince, and quits the group two hours before ... Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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Radio Pictures' Joyous Drama of the Children of Midnight! (Print Ad- The Wave, ((Rockaway Beach, NY)) 29 August 1929) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Princesa do Jazz See more »

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Budget:

$211,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first "official" RKO production, but it was released after Syncopation (1929). See more »

Quotes

Joe Spring: Well, seeing as you met my two boyfriends here, Summer and Winter, I'd like to introduce myself. I'm Joe Spring. The star of this band. And that slug on your left, there, being too ignorant to introduce himself, I'd just like to tell you that that's Mike Fall, the original fall guy.
Frederika Joyzelle: Oh, I know you boys. You are the Four Seasons.
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Connections

Version of Four Jacks and a Jill (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Broken Up Tune
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Oscar Levant
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
Performed by Doris Eaton and the Radio Pictures Beauty Chorus
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An early old-fashioned musical comedy with a good jazz combo.
15 March 1999 | by Art-22See all my reviews

This musical comedy near the dawn of the sound era follows the routine formula (boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl) but sports a nice jazz combo, with John Harron playing piano and trumpet (sometimes at the same time), Ned Sparks playing violin, Jack Oakie with a mean clarinet and Guy Buccola on the accordion. I never tired of the one bouncy show-stopper by Oscar Levant and Sidney Claire called "Lovable and Sweet," despite it being played and sung several times. In fact, I was humming it for a day or so. What surprised me was seeing Jack Oakie looking so thin I almost didn't recognize him, and John Harron as the romantic lead, since I was used to seeing him only in bit parts in 30's movies. I'm not sure if the music the boys played was dubbed or not, but the female lead, silent star Betty Compson, was an accomplished violinist and surely did her own playing. I rather enjoyed watching this film despite its triteness.


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