Lady of the Pavements
B&W : Nine reels / 8329 feet
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cast: Lupe Velez [Nanon del Rayon], William Boyd [Count Karl von Arnim], Jetta Goudal [Countess Diane des Granges], George Fawcett [Baron Haussmann], Albert Conti [Baron Finot], Henry Armetta [Papa Pierre], Franklin Pangborn [Monsieur Dubrey, a dance instructor], William Bakewell [pianist]
Art Cinema Corporation production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Screenplay by Sam Taylor, with dialogue by George Scarborough, from the short story “La Paiva” by Karl Gustav Vollmoeller. Set design by William Cameron Menzies. Costume design by Alice O’Neill. Theme song “Where Is the Song of Songs for Me?” by Irving Berlin. Cinematography by Karl Struss. Assistant cameraman, G.W. Bitzer. Intertitles by Gerrit Lloyd. Edited by James Smith. Music arrangement by Hugo Riesenfeld. Presented by Joseph M. Schenck. / © 4 February 1929 [LP79]. Premiered 22 January 1929 at the United Artists Theatre in Los Angeles, California. General release, 16 February 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / A silent version of the film was also released in eight reels at 7495 feet. / Silent film, with talking sequences, synchronized music and sound effects.
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.2940.
Survival status: Prints exist in the Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education film collection [35mm duplicate negative, 35mm duplicate positive]; the soundtrack discs are presumed lost.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: France: Paris - Prostitutes - Synchronized sound film
Listing updated: 18 January 2009.
References: AFI-F2 n. F2.2940; Barry-Griffith pp. 39, 82; Everson-American p. 193 : ClasIm-226 p. 34 : Website-Pickford.