Fox’s follow-up to Seventh Heaven, The Street Angel reunited stars Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor with director Frank Borzage. The action begins in Naples, as poverty-stricken Maria (Gaynor) steals medicine for her ailing mother. Now a fugitive from justice, Maria escapes by joining a travelling carnival, where she meets and falls in love with portrait painter Angelo (Charles Farrell). Impressed by her ethereal beauty, Angelo asks the girl to pose for his portrait of the Madonna. But when she’s suddenly arrested, the disillusioned Angelo sinks into depravation. Released from prison, Maria sees her portrait in a church and is inspired to seek out Angelo. Explaining the circumstances of her arrest, Maria saves Angelo from his sordid surroundings, inspiring him to return to painting — and, not surprisingly, to propose marriage. Heavily influenced by the “Germanic” style then in vogue, Street Angel lacked the simplicity and sincerity of Sunrise but managed to post a profit all the same.
Release date: Apr 9, 1928
Production Company: Fox Film Corporation
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Street Angel Caste and Crew
Director: Frank Borzage
writer: Marion Orth,Philip Klein,Henry Roberts Symonds
Janet Gaynor,Charles Farrell,Alberto Rabagliati,Gino Conti,Guido Trento,Henry Armetta,Louis Liggett,Milton Dickinson,Helena Herman,Natalie Kingston,Dave Kashner,David Kashner,Jennie Bruno