Drama 1931 "Street Scene" by King Vidor Classic American Movie Film Full Length
Hello! Hope your day or evening is a good one. Please don't forget to SUBSCRIBE so you'll know each time a new Classic is uploaded or added for you to watch :) Here's a movie I recently watched that kind of shocked me. I wasn't ready for the emotions and sympathy (even empathy, in some places) it stirred. It is a movie that stayed with me. I read it was a play, originally, made into a movie by King Vidor. I hope you give this one a viewing and tell me what you think. It is a day/night in the lives of many different residents living in what I believe were called tenements. This street is truly a "melting-pot" of sooo many different people. Their lives are all intertwined to some degree. What they experience, the consequences of their choices-- bad and good-- is (are) what this movie shows us, circa 1931. This was during the Depression of the late 20s and 30s. Also during Prohibition. (IMDb) "Twenty-four hours elapse on the stoop of a Hell's Kitchen tenement as a microcosm of the American melting pot interacts with each other during a summer heatwave." Vidor shot the entire film on a single set depicting half a city block of house fronts. The movie stars Estelle Taylor, David Landau, Sylvia Sidney, William Collier, Jr., and Beulah Bondi (her screen debut).