- Street Scene (1931 film)
name = Street Scene
caption = DVD cover art
Estelle Taylor David Landau Sylvia Sidney William Collier Beulah Bondi
George Barnes Gregg Toland
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-whitedrama film produced by Samuel Goldwynand directed by King Vidor. With a screenplay by Elmer Riceadapted 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 overtureto " How to Marry a Millionaire".
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