Lady of the Pavements

Lady of the Pavements (UK title: Lady of the Night) is a 1929 American silent romantic drama film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lupe Vélez, William Boyd, and Jetta Goudal. Griffith reshot the film to include a couple of musical numbers, making it a part-talkie.[1]

Lady of the Pavements
Theatrical release poster
Directed byD. W. Griffith
Produced byJoseph M. Schenck
Written bySam Taylor
Karl Vollmoller
StarringLupe Vélez
William Boyd
Jetta Goudal
Music byIrving Berlin
CinematographyKarl Struss
Art Cinema Corporation
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • January 22, 1929 (1929-01-22)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


Disgusted that his fiancee, Diane (Jetta Goudal) has been cheating on him, Karl (William Boyd) says he'd rather marry a "street walker" than her. To get back at him, Diane arranges for Nanoni ("Little One") (Lupe Vélez), a singer at a sleazy bar, to pretend to be a Spanish girl, from a convent, to fool him.[2]



The Vitaphone sound-on-disc system was employed for sound sequences. Discs 6 and 8 are in the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Other sound discs to this film were donated by Arthur Lennig to the George Eastman House Motion Picture Collection in Rochester, New York.


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