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The Joyless Street

7.3
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Original title
Die Freudlose Gasseaka
AKA
  • The Street of Sorrow
Year
Running time
125 min.
Country
Germany Germany
Director
Screenwriter
Willy Haas, F.H. Lyon (Novel: Hugo Bettauer)
Music
Silent movie
Cinematography
Robert Lach, Curt Oertel, Guido Seeber (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Sofar-Film
Genre
Drama | Silent Film. Poverty
Synopsis / Plot
Vienna in the biggest depression, directly after WWI. In a slum, Lila Leid, the wife of lawyer Leid is murdered, Egon, secretary of one of Leid's clients is arrested. He was with her, and had her necklace, because he needed some money for his own stock exchange deals. The same deal brings poverty to ex-government official Rumfort, his daughter Greta, who also has lost her job, tries to get some money to get food. She rents a room of the flat she, her young sister and her father are living in to an American Red Cross official, who pays $60 rent, but the money is taken by some of her father's creditors. But their neighbour, shop owner Mrs Greifer knows how to "help", she and Mrs. Merkel are running a nightclub with a brothel...
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