The Street of Forgotten Men
Also known as Le roi des Mendiants in France
B&W : Seven reels / 6366 feet
Directed by Herbert Brenon
Cast: Percy Marmont [‘Easy Money’ Charlie], Mary Brian [Fancy Vanhern], Neil Hamilton [Philip Peyton], John Harrington [‘Bridgeport White-Eye’], Juliet Brenon [Portland Fancy], Josephine Deffry [‘Dutch’ Molly], Riley Hatch [‘Diamond’ Mike], Agostino Borgato [Adolphe], Albert Roccardi [Adolphe’s assistant], Dorothy Walters [Widow McKee], Louise Brooks [Whitey’s girlfriend]
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Scenario by Paul Schofield, from the adaptation by John Russell of the short story “The Street of Forgotten Men” by George Kibbe Turner. Art direction by Frederick A. Foord. Cinematography by Hal Rosson (Harold Rosson). Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. / © 22 August 1925 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP21769]. Released 24 August 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot at Paramount’s Astoria studios on Long Island, New York. Brooks’ film debut. Brooks’ screen test for the film was directed by Allan Dwan. Brooks began work on the film on 20 May 1925.
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.5438.
Survival status: Print exists at the Library of Congress film archive [incomplete (six of seven reels)].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Beggars - Blindness - Death - Imposture - Law: Lawyers - Social classes
Listing updated: 20 April 2007.
References: Film credits : AFI-F2 n. F2.5438; FilmYearBook-1926 pp. 55, 61; Paris-Brooks pp. 96, 97, 98, 557.