Side Streets (1934)

63 mins | Drama | 14 July 1934

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Cinematographer:

Byron Haskin

Production Designer:

Anton Grot

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

Ann Garrick's and Ethel Hill's story was entitled "Fur Coats." The working titles of this film were Fur Coats and A Woman in Her Thirties. Renee Whitney's character is variously called Mable and Betty Vernon. The character name does not appear onscreen. ...

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Ann Garrick's and Ethel Hill's story was entitled "Fur Coats." The working titles of this film were Fur Coats and A Woman in Her Thirties. Renee Whitney's character is variously called Mable and Betty Vernon. The character name does not appear onscreen.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
10 Jan 1934
p. 3
Daily Variety
7 Feb 1934
p. 7
Daily Variety
2 Mar 1934
p. 3
Film Daily
14 Aug 1934
p. 6
Motion Picture Daily
17 Aug 1934
p. 8
Motion Picture Herald
17 Mar 1934
p. 46
Motion Picture Herald
18 Aug 1934
p. 39
New York Times
15 Aug 1934
p. 25
Variety
21 Aug 1934
p. 25
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
A Woman in Her Thirties
Fur Coats
Release Date:
14 July 1934
Production Date:
10 Jan--7 Feb 1934
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
First National Pictures, Inc.
19 July 1934
LP4838
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
63
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Bertha Krasnoff, an unmarried woman in her thirties, meets unemployed sailor Tim O'Hara and offers him a meal and a room for the night. Learning that he is having difficulty finding a job, she hires him, against the better judgment of her employee, Tilly, to help out in Madame Valerie's, the San Francisco fur shop that she owns. Soon they are married. Despite Bertha's kindness, Tim has a roving eye. While Bertha feels sad about selling a fur coat to Madeline Ware, the mistress of businessman George Richards, because his wife is a wonderful woman, her own husband becomes involved with Marguerite Gilbert. When Tim learns that Bertha is pregnant, however, he ends his relationship with Marguerite and swears to be faithful. After the baby is born, Bertha sends for her niece Ilka to help out in the store. Ilka is attracted to Tim, but he remains faithful to his wife until the baby dies. One day, Marguerite comes to the store looking for Tim. Not realizing that Bertha is his wife, she tells her that she has given birth to Tim's baby. Bertha tells her that Tim has left town, but gives Marguerite money for the baby. She continues to visit Marguerite and the baby while Tim becomes involved with Ilka. After Bertha learns that Madeline has committed suicide, she uses a ruse to reconcile the Richards. Meanwhile, Tim has decided to run away with Ilka. Bertha discovers them, but when Ilka accuses her of being an old and ugly woman who cannot hold on to her young husband, Bertha sends them away. While they are packing, ...

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Bertha Krasnoff, an unmarried woman in her thirties, meets unemployed sailor Tim O'Hara and offers him a meal and a room for the night. Learning that he is having difficulty finding a job, she hires him, against the better judgment of her employee, Tilly, to help out in Madame Valerie's, the San Francisco fur shop that she owns. Soon they are married. Despite Bertha's kindness, Tim has a roving eye. While Bertha feels sad about selling a fur coat to Madeline Ware, the mistress of businessman George Richards, because his wife is a wonderful woman, her own husband becomes involved with Marguerite Gilbert. When Tim learns that Bertha is pregnant, however, he ends his relationship with Marguerite and swears to be faithful. After the baby is born, Bertha sends for her niece Ilka to help out in the store. Ilka is attracted to Tim, but he remains faithful to his wife until the baby dies. One day, Marguerite comes to the store looking for Tim. Not realizing that Bertha is his wife, she tells her that she has given birth to Tim's baby. Bertha tells her that Tim has left town, but gives Marguerite money for the baby. She continues to visit Marguerite and the baby while Tim becomes involved with Ilka. After Bertha learns that Madeline has committed suicide, she uses a ruse to reconcile the Richards. Meanwhile, Tim has decided to run away with Ilka. Bertha discovers them, but when Ilka accuses her of being an old and ugly woman who cannot hold on to her young husband, Bertha sends them away. While they are packing, Marguerite tells Bertha that she has a chance to marry an Australian man and wonders if Bertha will take the baby. Bertha gladly agrees. Tim overhears their conversation, and once again his mind is changed by a baby. He sends Ilka away without him and returns to Bertha.

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