Street Angel (1928)
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Critic Reviews for Street Angel
In Frank Borzage's melodrama, Janet Gaynor's turn as a poor woman who resorts to prostitution must have impressed the Oscar voters for she won Best Actress that year
Audience Reviews for Street Angel
Compared to "Sunrise" and "Seventh Heaven" it's the weak link among Janet Gaynor's trifecta, but it's still entertaining.
This romantic drama was pretty good, the actors were good, the story was so-so, and everything else was just okay. It is a predictable romance movie in the end, but there is a good deal of realistic elements to it. Overall, it could have been better, though.
Janet Gaynor is such a marvelous actress, i think her silent films were better than most of her talkies. She has a very natural and innocent style. She is convincing and genuine. She does a wonderful job in Street Angel. She can convey more emotion without speech than most current actresses can with speech. A fine story, rather emotional but well done. Charles Farrell does a great job as well, such a charismatic performance. Very artistic visually, in spite of the poor quality of the prints available. One has to imagine how it must have looked before deterioration set in.
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