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The Street of Forgotten Men
Director: Herbert Brenon (Dir)
Release Date:   24 Aug 1925
Premiere Information:   New York opening: 19 Jul 1925
Duration (in feet):   6,366
Duration (in reels):   7
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Cast:   Percy Marmont (Easy Money Charlie)  
    Mary Brian (Fancy Vanhern)  
    Neil Hamilton (Philip Peyton)  
    John Harrington (Bridgeport White-Eye)  
    Juliet Brenon (Portland Fancy)  
    Josephine Deffry (Dutch Molly)  
    Riley Hatch (Diamond Mike)  
    Agostino Borgato (Adolphe)  
    Albert Roccardi (Adolphe's assistant)  
    Dorothy Walters (Widow McKee)  

Summary: Easy Money Charlie is a whole man who disguises himself as a cripple and makes his living as a professional beggar. When Portland Fancy dies, Charlie takes her child and sends the little girl to the country, providing her with a proper education and upbringing. Years later, the girl, known as Fancy Vanhern, meets and captures the heart of Philip Peyton, a young lawyer whose name is prominent in the social register. In order to secure Fancy's future happiness, Charlie feigns death in an ocean accident; Fancy then prepares to marry Philip. Bridgeport White-Eye, a beggar who affects blindness, discovers Charlie's secret and tries to blackmail Philip. White-Eye and Charlie fight, and White-Eye is indeed blinded. Philip marries Fancy, and Charlie takes over the care of White-Eye. 

Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corp.  
Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.  
Director: Herbert Brenon (Dir)
Producer: Adolph Zukor (Pres)
  Jesse L. Lasky (Pres)
Writer: Paul Schofield (Scr)
  John Russell (Adpt)
Photography: Hal Rosson (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Frederick A. Foord (Art dir)
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the short story "Street of the Forgotten Men" by George Kibbe Turner in Liberty (14 Feb 1925).
Authors: George Kibbe Turner

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Famous Players-Lasky Corp. 22/8/1925 dd/mm/yyyy LP21769

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Genre: Melodrama
Subjects (Major): Beggars
  Impersonation and imposture
  Class distinction


Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Exhibitors Trade Review   8 Aug 1925   p. 40.
Film Daily   2 Aug 1925.   
New York Times   21 Jul 1925   p. 26.
Variety   22 Jul 1925   p. 31.

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