Beggars of Life

An American silent film classic, Beggars of Life stars Louise Brooks as a train-hopping hobo who dresses like a boy to survive.


Beggars of Life

Directed by William Wellman

Year: 1928
Running Time: 81
Color Type: Black & White
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Silent
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Beggars of Life

Cast
Louise Brooks
Wallace Beery
Richard Arlen

Crew
Directed by William Wellman
Writers Jim Tully and Benjamin Glazer


NEW RESTORATION! An American silent film classic, Beggars of Life stars Louise Brooks as a train-hopping hobo who dresses like a boy to survive.

After escaping her violent stepfather, Nancy (Brooks) befriends kindly drifter Jim (Richard Arlen), and they ride the rails until an encounter with a rowdy band of hoboes led by the blustery Oklahoma Red (Wallace Beery) leads to a daring, desperate conflict on top of a moving train. Based on the memoir of real-life hobo Jim Tully, and directed with adventuresome verve by William Wellman, Beggars of Life is an essential American original. Features a new original score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.

Reviews

"Exciting and brilliantly parsed action scenes." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker

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