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The Mar 1927 Photoplay noted that Mauritz Stiller was directing Emil Jannings and Lil Dagover in The Man Who Forgot God, which according to the 14 Jan 1927 Motion Picture News, began production on 3 Jan 1927. Although Dagover was not credited in The Street of Sin, and the release came a year later, this could be that film, or an early version of it.
       Harry Fischbeck and Victor Milner are credited as the film's cameramen in the Var review, while Bert Glennon is credited in the FD review and subsequent filmographies in FDYB. The Feb 1927 AmCin reported that Milner was assigned as "chief cinematographer." ...

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The Mar 1927 Photoplay noted that Mauritz Stiller was directing Emil Jannings and Lil Dagover in The Man Who Forgot God, which according to the 14 Jan 1927 Motion Picture News, began production on 3 Jan 1927. Although Dagover was not credited in The Street of Sin, and the release came a year later, this could be that film, or an early version of it.
       Harry Fischbeck and Victor Milner are credited as the film's cameramen in the Var review, while Bert Glennon is credited in the FD review and subsequent filmographies in FDYB. The Feb 1927 AmCin reported that Milner was assigned as "chief cinematographer."

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Feb 1927
p. 12
Film Daily
3 Jun 1928
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Motion Picture News
14 Jan 1927
p. 140
New York Times
28 May 1928
p. 23
New York Times
3 Jun 1928
Sec VIII, p. 5
Photoplay
Mar 1927
p. 102
Variety
30 May 1928
p. 14
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Man Who Forgot God
Release Date:
26 May 1928
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 26 May 1928
Production Date:
began 3 Jan 1927
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
26 May 1928
LP25298
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
62
Length(in feet):
6,218
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

"Basher Bill," a retired prizefighter turned criminal, pretends to reform by joining a Salvation Army shelter in London run by a pious wraith named Elizabeth. Attracted to Elizabeth (although he is engaged to a street girl named Annie), Bill confesses to a bank robbery, has a spiritual revelation, and decides to go straight. His cast-off sweetheart reports him to the police; then, contrite, she warns Bill of the impending danger. Bill is captured immediately, but he escapes and sacrifices his life to save Elizabeth and the Salvation Army nursery when the rest of the gang use them as a human barricade against the ...

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"Basher Bill," a retired prizefighter turned criminal, pretends to reform by joining a Salvation Army shelter in London run by a pious wraith named Elizabeth. Attracted to Elizabeth (although he is engaged to a street girl named Annie), Bill confesses to a bank robbery, has a spiritual revelation, and decides to go straight. His cast-off sweetheart reports him to the police; then, contrite, she warns Bill of the impending danger. Bill is captured immediately, but he escapes and sacrifices his life to save Elizabeth and the Salvation Army nursery when the rest of the gang use them as a human barricade against the police.

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