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City Streets (1931) was a Crime - Film Noir Film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon.

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City Streets (1931, Rouben Mamoulian)

on Apr 29, 2020 From The Stop Button

The first third of City Streets is this awesome bit of experimenting from director Mamoulian as he tries to figure out how to make a sound picture. Lots of great shots and camera setups, usually with too dawdling cuts. William Shea holds everything just a few seconds too long. But the montage imager... Read full article


City Streets (1931)

By Beatrice on Jun 28, 2018 From Flickers in Time

City Streets Directed by Rouben Mamoulian Written by Oliver H.P. Garrett; adapted by Max Marsin from a story by Dashiell Hammett 1931/USA Paramount Pictures First viewing/YouTube Rouben Mamoulian brings “art” and flashy camera moves to the gangster flick. ?It works out remarkably well. S... Read full article


"City Streets," or Gang Man Style

By David on Jan 22, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

The 1931 film "City Streets" is blessed visually in several ways. One is by the smooth, innovative direction of Rouben Mamoulian, who in this film introduces one storytelling technique that today's movies are still using. Another is the atmospheric photography by Lee Garmes, who also shot "Scarface,... Read full article


"City Streets," or Gang Man Style

By David on Jan 22, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

The 1931 film "City Streets" is blessed visually in several ways. One is by the smooth, innovative direction of Rouben Mamoulian, who in this film introduces one storytelling technique that today's movies are still using. Another is the atmospheric photography by Lee Garmes, who also shot "Scarface,... Read full article


Pre-Code: City Streets (1931).

By Dawn on Mar 14, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

City Streets (1931). Pre-Code crime film directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Cast: Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, Paul Lukas and Guy Kibbee. The story begins when Bootlegger Blackie, is killed by Pop Cooley, because of Maskal's involvement with, Aggie. After Pop shoots Blackie, he gives the gun to his step-... Read full article


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French visa # 38616.
The two china cats shown in one scene as a symbol of two people arguing came from director Rouben Mamoulian's own collection of such pieces.
The first sound flashback. Dialogue heard earlier in the film was repeated over a huge close-up of Sylvia Sidney's tear-stained face as she recalls the past.
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