Dream Street (1921) - Rotten Tomatoes

Dream Street (1921)





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Movie Info

This drama is based on two stories by author Thomas Burke. Gypsy Fair (Carol Dempster) is the chorus girl who finds theatrical success on stage while being pursued romantically by two brothers. Billy McFadden (Charles Emmett Mack) soon loses out to his streetwise brother Spike (Ralph Graves), the ambitious young tough with an excellent singing voice. When Billy murders an aggressive attacker, he lets Spike take the blame for the crime. Spike stoically is tried for the murder before Billy confesses on the verge of his brother's conviction. Scenes of Spike being chased by police through the fog-shrouded, damp streets of London are expertly photographed and give and ominous panic to the pursuit. Tyrone Power Sr. plays the Good Influence and Morgan Wallace the Bad Influence whose handsome visage belies the luring evil of his violin music.


Carol Dempster
as Gypsy Fair
W.J. Ferguson
as Gypsy's Father
Ralph Graves
as James "Spike" McFadden
Charles Emmett Mack
as Billy McFadden
Tyrone Power Sr.
as Street Preacher
Porter Strong
as Samuel Jones
Charles Slattery
as Police Inspector
George Neville
as Tom Chudder
Morgan Wallace
as Masked Violinist
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Critic Reviews for Dream Street

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Director D.W. Griffith has made it his aim to express certain spiritual elements of real life in terms of melodrama. The terms of the story are pehaps theatrical, but its essence is of the spirit.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

A lengthy foreword in the program of D. W. Griffith's picture, Dream Street, announces that the play is a conflict between the forces of darkness and light. It might better be described as a conflict between banality and bunk.

October 5, 2021 | Full Review…

It is not a super-feature picture. Which is to say it is not a $2 picture. But it is an interesting and beautifully screened "regular" picture.

May 20, 2021 | Full Review…

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