About

A dejected Parisian sewer worker feels his prayers have been answered when he falls in love with a street waif.

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Directed by

Frank Borzage

Written by

Austin Strong (Theatre Play)
Benjamin Glazer (Screenplay)
H.H. Caldwell (Writer)
Katherine Hilliker (Writer)

Runtime

110 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

silent film love based on play or musical black and white optimism sewer presumed dead street cleaners

Photos

Lists

#790 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Adaptation

Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role Janet Gaynor

Oscar for Best Director, Dramatic Picture

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction