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Madonna of Avenue A (1929)

Madonna of Avenue A is a 1929 talking drama film directed by Michael Curtiz. It was produced and distributed by Warner Bros.. It starred Dolores Costello in one of her last silent films. This is reportedly a lost film.


Michael Curtiz


Ray Doyle (scenario), Francis Powers (dialogue) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview:
Dolores Costello ... Maria Morton
Grant Withers ... Slim Shayne
Douglas Gerrard ... Arch Duke
Louise Dresser ... Georgia Morton
Otto Hoffman ... Monk
Lee Moran ... Gus


A young woman is shocked to discover that her mother, who she always believed was a stylish and successful member of upper-crust society, is actually a dance-hall "hostess" at a low-class nightclub. Wanting revenge on her mother, she marries a brutal bootlegger, which causes her mother to do something that turns out to have dire consequences for everybody. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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love so appealing that sacrifice and suffering are but incidents. (Print Ad- Elmira Star-Gazette, ((Elmira, NY)) 13 August 1929) See more »









Release Date:

22 June 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Madona da Avenida See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


In a separately filmed trailer, Vitaphone production reel #2718, Grant Withers acts as master of ceremonies and introduces other members of the cast to the audience. See more »


My Madonna
Music by Louis Silvers and Fred Fisher
Lyrics by Billy Rose
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