Street Scene
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Street Scene
Elmer Rice's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Street Scene was purchased for the screen by producer Samuel Goldwyn in 1931. The entire story takes place on the street in front of a foreboding old New York brownstone, between one evening and the next afternoon. The individual fates of eight neighboring Manhattan families intertwine during this brief stretch of time. Special emphasis is given the Maurrant family: the philandering mother (Estelle Taylor), the drink-sodden husband (David Landau) and long-suffering daughter Rose (Sylvia Sidney). When the husband catches the wife "in the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Too stage-struck and mired in generalities to be a moving experience."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Dated but moving melodrama"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
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