Street Scene (1931 film)


Street Scene (1931 film)

Infobox Film
name = Street Scene


image_size =
caption = DVD cover art
director = King Vidor
producer = Samuel Goldwyn
writer = Elmer Rice
narrator =
starring = Estelle Taylor
David Landau
Sylvia Sidney
William Collier
Beulah Bondi
music = Alfred Newman
cinematography = George Barnes
Gregg Toland
editing = Hugh Bennett
distributor = United Artists
released = flagicon|US August 26, 1931 (New York City premiere)
September 5 (wide)
runtime = 80 min.
country = U.S.A.
language = English
budget = $584,000 (estimate)
amg_id = 1:47300
imdb_id = 0022436

"Street Scene" is a 1931 black-and-white drama film produced by Samuel Goldwyn and directed by King Vidor. With a screenplay by Elmer Rice adapted from his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Street Scene takes place on a New York City street from one evening until the following afternoon. Except for one scene which takes place inside a taxi, 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, and Beulah Bondi (her screen debut). The music score is by Alfred Newman. Newman composed the eponymous title theme, in the style of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue". The theme has been used in a countless succession of movies, including "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and an onscreen performance as the overture to "How to Marry a Millionaire".

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