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The Sidewalks of New York

The Sidewalks of New York

Buster Keaton
Director: Zion Myers, Jules White Cast: Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton
, Anita Page
Anita Page
Zion Myers, Jules White,

DVD (Remastered / Full Frame)



Buster Keaton once described his 1931 vehicle Sidewalks of New York as "God-awful"; it's hardly that bad, though admittedly it pales in comparison with his silent classics. Keaton plays Harmon, a wealthy young Park Avenue socialite who falls in love with Lower East Side denizen Margie (Anita Page). For her sake, he tries to reform a tough gang of kids (including Margie's brother) by building a gym to keep them off the streets. A bunch of gangsters, mistakenly believing that Harmon intends to turn them over to the authorities, try to bump him off, but he's oblivious to their homicidal overtures, believing them to be his best pals. Ultimately, Margie's brother and his gang are obliged to come to Harmon's rescue. The film's highlight is a boxing match, pitting puny Harmon against the toughest lug in all New York. Though Buster Keaton was unable to get along with his director Jules White, it was ironically White who helped Keaton stage a comeback in the late 1930s by casting the comedian in a series of mediocre but profitable Columbia two-reelers.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/08/2011
UPC: 0883316399668
Original Release: 1931
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:14:00
Sales rank: 49,662

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Buster Keaton Homer Van Dine Harmon
Anita Page Margie
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards Poggie
Norman Phillips Clipper
Frank Rowan Butch
Frank LaRue A Policeman
Oscar Apfel The Judge
Sid Saylor Mulvaney
Clark Marshall Lefty
Zion Myers Actor

Technical Credits
Zion Myers Director
Jules White Director
Charles Hochberg Editor
George Landy Screenwriter
Leonard Smith Cinematographer
Paul Gerard Smith Screenwriter
Lawrence Weingarten Producer

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