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Asphalt (1929)

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Starring American expatriate Betty Amann, this still extant German silent film features a young citizen of Berlin, who, driven into poverty, steals a valuable piece of jewelry. Caught by a handsome policeman (Gustav Froehlich), the girl attempts to seduce him into letting her go. She succeeds beyond all expectation and they marry. Born in Germany to American parents, Betty Amann went on to appear in several Hollywood films, including Nancy Drew, Reporter (1938). ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

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Cast

Albert Steinrück
as Hauptwachtmeister Holk
Else Heller
as Hauptwachtmeister Holk's wife
Betty Amann
as Else Kramer
Gustav Froehlich
as Wachtmeister Holk beider Sohn
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Critic Reviews for Asphalt

All Critics (2)

A tranquil nocturne when compared to the scherzo standards of German expressionism.

July 16, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

An exceptional piece of entertainment with a modern sense of pacing and style.

May 3, 2005 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Asphalt

½

This movie has some of that cool German expressionist style, but it also feels like a film noir before film noir was around. The story is one we've seen a million times, the officer who falls in love with the criminal. The ending was good though. Overall it's pretty good, but I think it could have been better.

Aj V
Aj V

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one of the last great silents from berlin's famous ufa studio, really good stuff. wonderful opening street scenes and betty amann gives louise brooks a run for her money. plus it's on internet archive!--> http://www.archive.org/details/Asphalt1929

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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