Director: Karl Grune
Anton Edthofer ... The Pimp
Aud Egede-Nissen ... The Prostitute
Leonhard Haskel ... The Provincial
Lucie Höflich ... The Wife
Eugen Klöpfer ... The Man
Max Schreck ... The Blind
The USA release of Karl Grune's expressionistic film Die Straße (1923)
"There comes a moment in the life of nearly every man, be he good or bad, when appalled by the monotony and drabness of his daily life, his soul yearns for something different - he longs for the unknown, for the glamour and excitement he imagines to be the lot of other man; the man in the street."
A middle aged husband is lured from his drab home life and dutiful wife out to the promised glamour and adventures of the lively streets. He finds a wild and chaotic nightscape full of lurid thrills. However he is targeted by the nefarious nightlife when a prostitute and her pimp plan to rob him.