The Street of Sin
B&W : Seven reels / 6218 feet
Directed by [?] Mauritz Stiller and/or Ludwig Berger? + [Lothar Mendes]
Cast: Emil Jannings [‘Basher’ Bill], Fay Wray [Elizabeth], Olga Baclanova [Annie], Ernest W. Johnson [Mr. Smith], George Kotsonaros [‘Iron’ Mike], John Gough [Bill’s friend], Johnnie Morris [Bill’s friend], John Burdette [the pub owner]
Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Associate producers, B.P. Schulberg and Benjamin Glazer. Scenario by Chandler Sprague, from a screen story Josef von Sternberg and Benjamin Glazer. Set decoration (set design) by Hans Dreier. Cinematography by Bert Glennon. Intertitles by Julian Johnson. Edited by George Nichols Jr. Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. / © 26 May 1928 by Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation [LP25298]. Released 26 May 1928. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Stiller began direction on this, his final film, but returned to Sweden in November 1927. The film’s direction was completed by Berger. [?] One source states that extra scenes were shot by Lothar Mendes. [?] Website-IMDb lists Josef von Sternberg as an uncredited director on the film. [?] Website-AFI notes that additional photography may have been taken by cinematographers Harry Fischbeck and Victor Milner. / Silent film.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Listing updated: 2 July 2012.
References: McIlroy-Sweden p. 33; MoPicAlmanac-1929 p. 11; Sarris-Sternberg p. 16; Sweeney-Coming p. 126; Walker-Garbo p. 79 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb.