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Director  William A. Wellman
Music director  Karl Hajos
Language  English
7.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Drama
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Country  United States
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Writer  Jim Tully, Maxwell Anderson
Release date  September 22, 1928
Producers  Jesse L. Lasky, Adolph Zukor
Cast  Wallace Beery (Oklahoma Red), Louise Brooks (The Girl (Nancy)), Richard Arlen (The Boy (Jim)), Blue Washington (Black Mose (as Edgar Washington Blue)), Kewpie Morgan (Skinny (as H.A. Morgan))
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Beggars of Life (1928) is an early sound film with talking sequences starring Wallace Beery as a rail-riding hobo and Louise Brooks as a girl on the run. Based on an autobiography Beggars of Life by Jim Tully, the film is often regarded as Brooks's best American movie.

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This is Paramount's first feature with dialogue on the soundtrack and the first time Beery's distinctive voice was recorded for a film, although the talking is extremely limited, similar to Warner Bros.'s The Jazz Singer the previous year.

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Beery and Brooks had appeared together the previous year in Now We're in the Air, was considered a lost film until 2016 when an incomplete copy was found in Czechoslovakia.

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Cast

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  • Wallace Beery as Oklahoma Red
  • Louise Brooks as The Girl (Nancy)
  • Richard Arlen as The Boy (Jim)
  • Bob Perry as The Arkansaw Snake
  • Blue Washington as Black Mose
  • Roscoe Karns as Lame Hoppy
  • Guinn "Big Boy" Williams as Baker's Cart Driver (uncredited)

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    References

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