Street Angel (1928 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Frank Borzage|
|Written by||Philip Klein
Henry Roberts Symonds
|Distributed by||Fox Film Corporation|
|Release dates||April 9, 1928|
|Running time||102 minutes|
|Box office||$1.7 million|
Street Angel is a 1928 silent film, directed by Frank Borzage, about a spirited young woman (Janet Gaynor) who finds herself involved in illegal ways of gaining money to help pay for her ill mother's medicine. She is caught in the act, runs away from punishment, and finds her mother dead. Destitute and on the streets she joins a traveling carnival, where she meets a vagabond painter (Charles Farrell). Though they fall in love, her past won't leave her alone... The movie was adapted by H.H. Caldwell (titles), Katherine Hilliker (titles), Philip Klein, Marion Orth and Henry Roberts Symonds from the play Lady Cristilinda by Monckton Hoffe.
Street Angel was one of three movies for which Janet Gaynor received an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1929; the others were F. W. Murnau's Sunrise and Borzage's Seventh Heaven. Street Angel was also nominated for Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography. The acting award was given in 1929 and the other two in 1930, which accords the movie the distinction of being the only film to ever receive an Oscar nomination in two different years that was not a foreign language film.
- Janet Gaynor as Angela
- Charles Farrell as Gino
- Alberto Rabagliati as Policeman
- Cino Conti as Policeman
- Guido Trento as Neri the Police Sergeant
- Henry Armetta as Mascetto
- Louis Liggett as Beppo
- Milton Dickinson as Bimbo
- Helena Herman as Andrea
- Natalie Kingston as Lisetta
- Dave Kashner as The Strong Man
- Jennie Bruno as Landlady
- "WHICH CINEMA FILMS HAVE EARNED THE MOST MONEY SINCE 1914?.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 4 March 1944. p. 3 Supplement: The Argus Weekend magazine. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
- "NY Times: Street Angel". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
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