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Beggars of Life (1928) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by William A. Wellman and produced by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky.

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By Dan Day Jr. on Aug 29, 2017 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Kino Lorber continues their classic silent movie releases with a Blu-ray of director William Wellman's 1928 BEGGARS OF LIFE. I was greatly anticipating this disc since I had never actually seen BEGGARS OF LIFE. The movie is now famous mostly for featuring Louise Brooks, but it is an engaging tale s... Read full article

Beggars of Life (1928)

By Judy on Dec 6, 2009 From Movie Classics

After being overwhelmed by William Wellman?s ?Wings (1927), I wanted to see another of his few surviving silent films. This is a haunting tale of tramps wandering through a shadowy underworld, starring Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen and Wallace Beery. Louise Brooks and Richard Arlen Although this film... Read full article

Beggars of Life (1928)

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

1928 is one of the most fascinating years in film history. Hollywood was in a state of transition, quickly trying to learn how to match visuals with sounds to deliver talking pictures to an eager public. The industry had already mastered the silent film making process and were churning out good qual... Read full article

Mendigos da Vida (1928) / Beggars of Life (1928)

By L? on Nov 30, -0001 From Critica Retro

Mendigos da Vida (1928) / Beggars of Life (1928) Um dia, um mendigo (Richard Arlen) chega a um chal? e v? um caf? da manh? apetitoso em cima de uma mesa. Ele bate na porta, entra e pede um pouco de comida para o homem sentado ? mesa. O homem n?o responde. Ele pede de novo e de novo, at? que ... Read full article

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The Boy: [title card] - And if there's a gal in my the gang, she's my gal.

The Boy: Ain't it funny when you think of the millions o' people in warm houses and feather beds, an' us just driftin' 'round like the clouds? But I guess it's about even when you boil it down. Even them people in feather beds ain't satisfied - we're all beggars of life.

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To give the film authenticity, actual hobos - homeless, unemployed men - were employed as extras during the production.
During the filming of the scene in which Nancy runs alongside of and boards the moving train, no stunt double was employed. Louise Brooks actually performed the stunt.
The stage play on which the film was based, "Outside Looking In", was much admired by Charles Chaplin, who saw it several times. On one such occasion his guest was Louise Brooks, who many years later would play the main role in the film version.
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