GenreAdventure, Drama Duration CountryUnited States
WriterJim Tully, Maxwell Anderson Release dateSeptember 22, 1928 ProducersJesse L. Lasky, Adolph Zukor CastWallace 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)) Similar moviesGeorges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema, Le bled
Louise brooks beggars of life 1928 restoration trailer
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.
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.
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.
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)