City Streets (1938)

When her mother dies, wheel-chair bound Winnie Brady is taken in by shopkeeper and neighbor "Uncle" Joe Carmine. Joe convinces Father Ryan to let him informally adopt her. Joe and Winnie live together with Tommy Devlin and his grandmother, Mrs. Devlin, and a dog Winnie names Muriel. Joe sells his shop to pay for an unsuccessful operation on Winnie's legs. This bankrupts Carmine, who then earns a meager living selling fruits and vegetables on the streets. Winnie is sent to live in an orphanage, and Carmine is discouraged from continuing his relationship with her. Carmine is so distraught by grief that he slowly begins to die. Winnie is brought to him by Father Ryan, and she finds the strength to stand and walk to his bedside and sings his favorite song, "Santa Maria." Later, after Winnie has acquired full use of her legs, Joe, in his new catering truck, takes the children on a picnic in the country.

Directing:
  • Albert S. Rogell

Writing:
  • Lou Breslow
  • Fred Niblo Jr.
  • Isadore Bernstein

Stars:
Release Date: 1938-07-01
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
Leo Carrillo
Leo Carrillo
'Uncle' Joe Carmine
Mary Gordon
Mary Gordon
Grandma, Mrs. Devlin
Frank Reicher
Frank Reicher
Dr. Ferenc Waller
Joe King
Joe King
Policeman Mike Shanahan
Edith Fellows
Edith Fellows
Winnie Brady
Helen Jerome Eddy
Helen Jerome...
Miss North
Guy Usher
Guy Usher
Judge Wiley (uncredited)
Arthur Loft
Arthur Loft
Dr. Goodman
Dick Curtis
Dick Curtis
Madden - County Welfare Officer (uncredited)
Tommy Bond
Tommy Bond
Tommy Francis Devlin
George Humbert
George Humber...
Lupo
Frank Sheridan
Frank Sherida...
Father Ryan
Ann Doran
Ann Doran
Nurse (uncredited)
Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
Miss Phillips - Assistant to Orphanage Head (uncredited)
Minerva Urecal
Minerva Ureca...
Mrs. Grimley (uncredited)
Robert Winkler
Robert Winkle...
Young Boy (uncredited)
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