Street Scene

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  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1931
  • Running time: 80 min
Street Scene is a 1931 Pre-Code drama film produced by Samuel Goldwyn and directed by King Vidor. With a screenplay by Elmer Rice adapted from his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Street Scene takes place on a New York City street from one evening until the following afternoon. read more

Street Scene is a 1931 Pre-Code drama film produced by Samuel Goldwyn and directed by King Vidor. With a screenplay by Elmer Rice adapted from his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Street Scene takes place on a New York City street from one evening until the following afternoon. Except for one scene which takes place inside a taxi, Vidor shot the entire film on a single set depicting half a city block of house fronts. The movie stars Estelle Taylor, David Landau, Sylvia Sidney, William Collier, Jr., and Beulah Bondi (her screen debut). The music score is by Alfred Newman, his first complete film score. Newman composed the eponymous title theme, in the style of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. The theme has been used in other movies, including Cry of the City, Kiss of Death, I Wake Up Screaming, Where the Sidewalk Ends, The Dark Corner, Gentleman's Agreement and as the overture to How to Marry a Millionaire.

Original Release

09/05/1931

US Release

09/05/1931

Cast

Sylvia Sidney Rose Maurrant
William Collier Jr. Sam Kaplan
Estelle Taylor Mrs. Anna Maurrant / Anna Maurrant
Beulah Bondi Emma Jones
David Landau Mr. Frank Maurrant / Frank Maurrant
Matt McHugh Vincent Jones
Russell Hopton Steve Sankey
Greta Granstedt Mae Jones
Eleanor Wesselhoeft Marguerite 'Greta' Fiorentino / Greta Fiorentino
John Qualen Karl Olsen (as John M. Qualen) / Karl Olsen
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

King Vidor

Writers

Elmer Rice

Cast

Sylvia Sidney Rose Maurrant
William Collier Jr. Sam Kaplan
Estelle Taylor Mrs. Anna Maurrant / Anna Maurrant
Beulah Bondi Emma Jones
David Landau Mr. Frank Maurrant / Frank Maurrant
Matt McHugh Vincent Jones
Russell Hopton Steve Sankey
Greta Granstedt Mae Jones
Eleanor Wesselhoeft Marguerite 'Greta' Fiorentino / Greta Fiorentino
John Qualen Karl Olsen (as John M. Qualen) / Karl Olsen
Virginia Davis Mary Hildebrand
Allen Fox Dick McGann (as Allan Fox) / Dick McGann
Nora Cecil Alice Simpson - Welfare Worker / Alice Simpson
Margaret Robertson Minor Role
Walter James Police Marshal James Henry
Max Montor Abe Kaplan
Walter Miller Bert Easter - Rose's Boss / Bert Easter
T.H. Manning George Jones
Conway Washburne Danny Buchanan
Ann Kostant Shirley Kaplan

Producers

Editors

Hugh Bennett

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