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Joyless Street, The

  • Year: 1927
  • Runtime: 61
  • Rating: NR
  • Color Format: B&W

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  • Keywords:
    Silent; Vintage
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This early silent classic from director G.W. Pabst (who would go on to make the acclaimed “Pandora’s Box” and “Diary of A Lost Street”), follows the desperate lives of people inhabiting a single street in bleak, post-World War I Vienna. Highly-controversial and heavily-censored at the time of its release, the Austrian-made film features Asta Nielsen as a desperate woman forced into prostitution to provide for her family. Warner Krauss stars as the street’s domineering butcher, while a young Greta Garbo also features in what is said to have been her personal favorite role; it was also her last before coming to America, where far greater fame awaited her.

Starring & Director

Greta Garbo; Asta Nielsen; Werner Krauss

G W Pabst

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