The Street (1927)

Stars: Eugen Klöpfer, Anton Edthofer, Aud Egede-Nissen, Leonhard Haskel, Max Schreck
Director: Karl Grune
Runtime: 74 minutes
Language: English subtitles - music score
Source: 2K transfer of a black and white print
Format:  DVD-R (region free)
Rating: NR
Price: $16.95

The USA release of Karl Grune's expressionistic film Die Straße (1923)

"There comes a moment in the life of nearly every man, be he good or bad, when appalled by the monotony and drabness of his daily life, his soul yearns for something different - he longs for the unknown, for the glamour and excitement he imagines to be the lot of other man; the man in the street."

A middle aged husband is lured from his drab home life and dutiful wife out to the promised glamour and adventures of the lively streets. He finds a wild and chaotic nightscape full of lurid thrills. However he is targeted by the nefarious nightlife when a prostitute and her pimp plan to rob him.

74 minutes with a music score by Christopher Congdon


The Street
Originally released as
Die Straße (1923)

Director: Karl Grune

Anton Edthofer ... The Pimp
Aud Egede-Nissen ... The Prostitute
Leonhard Haskel ... The Provincial
Lucie Höflich ... The Wife
Eugen Klöpfer ... The Man
Max Schreck ... The Blind

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