André de Toth

Two Girls on the Street

Two Girls on the Street

The maverick Hollywood stylist André de Toth sharpened his craft in his native Hungary, including making this chic, dynamic melodrama, studded with deco decor and jazzy musical interludes. Two upwardly mobile working women—one a musician in an all-girl band, the other a bricklayer—join forces in their attempts to make it in Budapest, supporting each other through changing fortunes, the advances of lecherous men, and the highs and heartbreaks of love. Kinetic camera work, brisk editing, and avant-garde imagery abound in this often strikingly modern ode to the power of working-class female solidarity.

Film Info

  • Hungary
  • 1939
  • 79 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.37:1
  • Hungarian
  • Spine #1147

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Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 4

Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 4

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9 Discs

$62.47

Two Girls on the Street
Cast
Bella Bordy
Vica Torma
Mária Tasnádi Fekete
Gyöngyi Kártély
Piri Vaszary
Pletyus
Gyula Csortos
Filc
Andor Ajtay
Csiszár István
Károly Kovács
Lali
György Dénes
Võlegény
László Földényi
Gyöngyi’s father
Piri Ádám
Band member
Vali Rátz
Manci
Credits
Director
André de Toth
Written by
André de Toth
Based on a play by
Tamás Emöd
Based on a play by
Rezsö Török
Producer
Béla Lévay
Cinematography
Károly Vass
Editor
Zoltán Kerényi
Music
Szabolcs Fényes
Production design
Márton Vince
Costume design
Gizella Langermann
Sound
István Lázár

Current

Two Girls on the Street: All Is Lies

Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 4

Two Girls on the Street: All Is Lies

This melodrama, made by André de Toth in his native Hungary, anticipates the unease of the director’s postwar Hollywood films with an array of radical stylistic choices and jarring visual tensions.

By Chris Fujiwara