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77 Ratings

City Streets

Directed by Rouben Mamoulian
United States, 1931
Crime, Thriller, Film noir


Nan, a racketeer’s daughter, is in love with The Kid, a shooting gallery showman.

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City Streets Directed by Rouben Mamoulian

Critics reviews

The director, Rouben Mamoulian, a Broadway big shot, boils his theatrical opulence down to lurid wit. His glad-handing, finger-snapping, vest-popping gangsters deal death with a smoke and a smile; his still, chilled framings, along with the cinematographer Lee Garmes’s gleaming highlights and bottomless shadows, seethe with elegant and effortless monstrosity.
June 16, 2014
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