Beggars of Life (Blu-ray)
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.
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Digitally restored from 35mm film elements preserved by the George Eastman Museum
Audio commentary by actor William Wellman, Jr.
Audio commentary by Thomas Gladysz, founding director of the Louise Brooks Society
Booklet essay by film critic Nick Pinkerton
Musical score compiled and performed by The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, employing selections from the original 1928 Paramount cue-sheet
"Exciting and brilliantly parsed action scenes." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker
'.@ThePlaylist' recommends checking out Bi Gan's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT at #NYFF, calling it "an immersive and…' https://t.co/X1z5ccCmsq'
Another great #NYFF preview, this one from' @TimeOutNewYork'. They call Jean-Luc Godard's THE IMAGE BOOK "the coolest…' https://t.co/M9dhoPsUQp'
RT' @IUcinema': Originally intended to air on public television in 1980, Bill Gunn's PERSONAL PROBLEMS went unseen for many years. Now carefu…
In their #NYFF preview,' @IndieWire' says "you've never seen anything like Daniel Schmidt and Gabriel Abrantes’s DIAM…' https://t.co/HHNRbgH6p4'
RT' @erickohn': This year's New York Film Festival has ROMA, THE FAVOURITE, AT ETERNITY'S GATE...all good movies. But if you're really hardco…
RT' @firstshowing': Diamantino - Fluffy puppies FTW!! Ahahaha. This is such a wacky, fun, creative, weird film and I am glad I watched it. Fl…
RT' @FReelReviews': Genius is often way ahead of its time and people have a way of changing their minds. Some twenty+ years later, #CabinBoy…
RT' @r_emmet': Joaquim Pedro de Andrade: The Complete Films is out on Blu-ray today! 6 features and 8 shorts on 3 discs, with booklet essay b…
RT' @House_Next_Door': Alex Cox’s punk western STRAIGHT TO HELL, long out of print on home video, has been dug up from the dregs of oblivion…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-629-6880.