Joyless Street

Die Freudlose Gasse
by Georg Wilhelm Pabst 32h18min Germany 1925
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Film details

Joyless Street
by Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Vienna in the biggest depression, directly after WW1. In a slum, Lila Leid, the wife of lawyer Leid is murdered, Egon, secretary of one of Leid's clients is arrested. He was with her, and had her necklace, because he needed some money for his own stock exchange deals. The same deal brings poverty to ex-government official Rumfort, his daughter Greta, who also has lost her job, tries to get some money to get food. She rents a room of the flat she, her young sister and her father are living in to an American Red Cross official, who pays $60 rent, but the money is taken by some of her father's creditors. But their neighbour, shop owner Mrs Greifer knows how to "help", she and Mrs. Merkel are running a nightclub with a brothel.

Status of the VoD copy

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[ MP4 SD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Werner Krauss : Josef Gieringer
  • Greta Garbo : Greta Rumfort
  • Asta Nielsen : Maria Leschner
  • Jaro Fürth : Rumfort
  • And with: Einar Hanson, Karl Etlinger, Agnes Esterhazy, Valeska Gert, Robert Garrison


  • Director Georg Wilhelm Pabst
  • Scenario Georg Wilhelm Pabst
  • Original work author Hugo Bettauer
  • Photo director Guido Seeber, Curt Oertel, Robert Lach
  • Set Design Hans Sohnle, Otto Erdmann
  • Editing Georg Wilhelm Pabst
  • Production Compagny Sofar-Film-Produktion GmbH

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,33:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Production1925
  • Release date for France04/26/1926
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageSilent
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