English intertitles Release dateApril 9, 1928 (1928-04-09) WriterH.H. Caldwell (titles), Katherine Hilliker (titles), Monckton Hoffe (play), Philip Klein (adaptation), Marion Orth, Henry Roberts Symonds (adaptation) ScreenplayMarion Orth, H.H. Caldwell, Katherine Hilliker, Philip Klein, Henry Roberts Symonds CastJanet Gaynor (Angela), Charles Farrell (Gino), Natalie Kingston (Lisetta), Henry Armetta (Mascetto), guido trento (Neri the Police Sergeant), Alberto Rabagliati (Policeman) Similar moviesCasino Royale, The Godfather, The Big Blue, Pinocchio, Malena, Life Is Beautiful
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Street angel 1928
Street Angel is a 1928 silent film with a Movietone soundtrack, directed by Frank Borzage, adapted by Harry H. Caldwell (titles), Katherine Hilliker (titles), Philip Klein, Marion Orth and Henry Roberts Symonds from the play Lady Cristilinda by Monckton Hoffe. As one of the early, transitional sound film releases, it did not include recorded dialogue, but used intertitles along with recorded sound effects and musical selections.
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 7th 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 one of only two films to ever receive an Oscar nomination in two different years that was not a foreign language film. The other was The Quiet One nominated in 1948 for Documentary Feature and 1949 for Story and Screenplay.
Street angel 1928 by frank borzage full movie
A spirited young woman (Gaynor) tries to steal 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 (Farrell). Though they fall in love, her past will not leave her alone.
Janet Gaynor as Angela
Charles Farrell as Gino
Natalie Kingston as Lisetta
Henry Armetta as Mascetto
Guido Trento as Neri, Sergeant of Police
Alberto Rabagliati as A Policeman
Louis Liggett as Beppo
Milton Dickinson as Bimbo
Helena Herman as Andrea
Home video release
The film was thought lost for years, but it is now part of a 12 film collection by Fox that was released in 2008.