City Streets

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Dashiell Hammett penned the screenplay for this stylish crime melodrama that tells the story of a traveling carnival worker who gets in over his head when he falls in love with the daughter of a big city gangster.

Cast

Sylvia Sidney
as Nan Cooley
Gary Cooper
as The Kid
Paul Lukas
as Big Fellow Maskal
Guy Kibbee
as Pop Cooley
Terry Carroll
as Esther March
Edward J. Le Saint
as Shooting Gallery Patron
Hal Price
as Shooting Gallery Patron
Ethan Laidlaw
as Killer at Prison
George Regas
as Machine Gunner
Bob Kortman
as Servant
Leo Willis
as Henchman
Matty Kemp
as Man Stabbed With Fork
Norman Foster
as Extra on Midway
Kate Lawson
as Prison Matron
Nick Thompson
as 5th Henchman
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Critic Reviews for City Streets

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Audience Reviews for City Streets

  • Jan 21, 2011
    interesting for a few reasons: it's coop's only gangster film (as far as i can tell) and sylvia sidney's first lead role and they make a very handsome couple. produced by paramount and not as gritty as the legendary warner's efforts from the 30s but with strong direction by rouben mamoulian from a dashiell hammett story and excellent production values for the early sound era. the film contains the first use of voiceover thoughts, something the director had to fight for as the studio heads were convinced it would just confuse the audience. also said to be 'scarface' al capone's favorite film!
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