Lady of the Pavements

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Lady of the Pavements
Poster - Lady of the Pavements.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by D. W. Griffith
Produced by Joseph M. Schenck
Written by Sam Taylor
Karl Vollmoller
Starring Lupe Vélez
William Boyd
Jetta Goudal
Music by Irving Berlin
Cinematography Karl Struss
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • January 22, 1929 (1929-01-22)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Lady of the Pavements (UK title: Lady of the Night) is a 1929 American silent romantic drama film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lupe Vélez, William Boyd, and Jetta Goudal. Griffith reshot the film to include a couple of musical numbers, making it a part-talkie.[1]


Disgusted that his fiancee, Diane (Jetta Goudal) has been cheating on him, Karl (William Boyd) says he'd rather marry a "street walker" than her. To get back at him, Diane arranges for Nanoni ("Little One") (Lupe Vélez), a singer at a sleazy bar, to pretend to be a Spanish girl, from a convent, to fool him.[2]



The Vitaphone sound-on-disc system was employed for sound sequences. Discs 6 and 8 are in the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Other sound discs to this film were donated by Arthur Lennig to the George Eastman House Motion Picture Collection in Rochester, New York.


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