Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Street Angel (1928)

 Via Honey Hi

The above stills are from a 1928 silent film called Street Angel by director Frank Borzage, starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell.  Honey Hi says that the movie is full of tattered 20s frocks and circus costumes, and the IMDB tags are "Circus", "Melodrama", "Naples Italy", "Based on a Novel" and "Jail"! ... I'm certainly putting this one on my Netflix queue.  

In Naples, where prostitutes can pay their rent, Angela is sentenced to a year in the workhouse when she tries to steal (while streetwalking) to pay for medicine for her dying mother. She escapes and is hidden by a circus, where she's a natural talent and meets Gino, a painter. When she breaks her ankle in a fall, her career ends. What can she and Gino do? He wants to go to Naples, but the law may still be looking for her, and Gino doesn't know about her past. Starving artist and a beauty with a secret: is there room in this world for them?   via IMDB

"Never Such Soul-Stirring Love Scenes! 

Never Such Nerve-Tingling Drama! 
Never Such Eye-Feasting Beauty! 

Never Such Magnificent Screen Entertainment as This One Offers!"


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