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lulu  This page presents an annotated, worldwide bibliography of reviews, articles and other published material related to the 1928 film Beggars of Life. This American film includes Louise Brooks in the role of Nancy. This American film includes Louise Brooks in the role of Mildred Marshall. Around the world, this film was exhibited or written about under other titles including Bettler des Lebens (Austria); Mendigos da vida (Brazil); Žebráci života (Czechoslovakia); De Lovlřses Tog (Denmark); Les mendiants de la vie (France); I mendicanti della vita (Italy); Mendigos de vida (Mexico); Ludzie bezdomni (Poland); Strada cersetorilor (Romania); and Mendigos de vida (Spain).

This page is a work in progress. The intention of this bibliography is to be as comprehensive as possible; most citations represent a substantial review or article. Shorter, capsule reviews - usually a paragraph or two in length - are so noted. Entries are arranged chronologically. Critical commentary regarding Brooks, or the film as a whole (excerpted from the material cited), are offered as annotations. Some citations are linked to the material cited. (Some links reside on the Louise Brooks Society website, while others exist elsewhere on the internet.) An * indicates that a copy of this citation is held in the archives of the LBS. If you know of additional citations, or can provide further information on the entries noted on this page, please contact the Louise Brooks Society via . If you would like to help find vintage newspaper reviews, please follow this link. This bibliography has been compiled by Thomas Gladysz, and was last updated in July 2006.

Beggars of Life
released September 22, 1928

anonymous. "Film of Tramp Life." Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 12, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief article in New York City newspaper

Jungmeyer, Jack. "Jim Tully, Hobo Artist, Has Placed Clan on Silver Sheet." Bakersfield Californian, July 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- instance of related syndicated article in Bakersfield, California newspaper

Brinkley, Elena. "Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen Cast in Beggars of Life." Hollywood Daily Citizen, February 3, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Hollywood, California newspaper

Associated Press. "Hollywood Stars." Washington Post, February 4, 1928. (United States) *
--- mention in syndicated column in Washington D.C. newspaper

Brinkley, Elena. "Wallace Beery May Play in Outside Looking In." Hollywood Daily Citizen, February 17, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Hollywood, California newspaper

anonymous. "Tully Sells Two Stories to Make One." Washington Post, March 4, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Washington D.C. newspaper

anonymous. "Paramount To Film Noted Tully Novel." Toledo Times, March 25, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Toledo, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Jim Tully, Noted Writer, Tells of Old Hobo Jungle." Washington Post, June 24, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Washington D.C. newspaper

Nina. "Sidelights of the Stage and Screen." Amarillo Globe, June 25, 1928. (United States) *
--- "The company filming Jim Tully's story, Beggars of Life, recently went on location at Jacumba, a little town near the Mexican border. Jacumba sleeps during the day but at night four of the more talented citizens gather to form an orchestra and there is a dance - held next door to the one hotel. Louise Brooks, trying to sleep after a hard day before the cameras, finally arose, slipped a coat on over pajamas, and went to the dance hall. "How much do you make a night?" she inquired of the orchestra leader. "Oh, about ten dollars," he said. "Here's fifteen," said Miss Brooks, holding out the currency. "I'm hiring you to not play any more tonight." - anecdote in syndicated column in Amarillo, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "Director and Star are Famous After Decade and Joint Efforts In Making New Paramount Film." Mansfield News, June 28, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Wallace Beery and Louise Brooks and Richard Arlen head the company of 75 players who have gone to Jacumba Hot Springs to film the railroad scenes of Jim Tully's Beggars of Life." - small write-up in syndicated column in Mansfield, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "All Hobo Cast for Beggars of Life." Zanesville Signal , July 1, 1928. (United States) *
--- Brooks is referenced in syndicated article in Zanesville, Ohio newspaper

Bell, Nelson B. "Behind the Screens." Washington Post, July 5, 1928. (United States) *
--- part of article in Washington D.C. newspaper

anonymous. "New Pictures." Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, July 7, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in film trade journal

Nina. "Sidelights of the Stage and Screen." Amarillo Globe, July 20, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Jim Tully, author of "Beggars of Life," from which Paramount is now making a moving picture, has been engaged to write the titles. Wallace Beery has the leading role, supported by Richard Arlen and Louise Brooks, and William Wellman is directing." - write-up in syndicated column in Amarillo, Texas newspaper

Looker-on, The. "Only Movietones is Outlook for Near Future in Films." Reno Gazette, July 28, 1928. (United States) *
--- "It has been said that the talking movie would sound the death-knell of the popularity of some of the famous stars. It may be so, but on the other hand it is going to give trained men and women a chance that they might otherwhise have lacked. Thus Wallace Beery, who once was a star in musical comedy, is clever enough on the silent film in all sakes, but now it it announced that he is to sing a rollicking hobo song that will be synchronized with his motion-picture in Beggars of Life. And Beery really can sing." - mention in column article in Reno, Nevada newspaper

anonymous. "Beggar and Better." Motion Picture Classic, August, 1928. (United States) *
-- page of captioned portraits of Brooks by E.R. Richee

anonymous. "Real Beggars of Life Always Chase Rainbows." Mansfield News, August 1, 1928. (United States) *
--- Brooks is referenced in syndicated article in Mansfield, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Wreck Freight Train for Hobo Picture." Zanesville Signal, August 5, 1928. (United States) *
--- Brooks is referenced in instance of syndicated article in Zanesville, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "More Than You Have Known Before About a Mr. Beery." Washington Post, August 19, 1928. (United States) *
--- "If a location is within flying distance of Hollywood, he takes his 'ship.' He flew it to Jacumba, Calif., on the Mexican border, where a Paramount unit has just finished filming the thrilling railroad scenes of Beggars of Life, Jim Tully's hobo epic. While Richard and Louise Brooks endured weary weeks in the sunburned mountain village, Beery was able to hop to Beverly Hills for dinner and back again in the morning." - article in Washington D.C. newspaper

anonymous. "Beggars of Life." National Board of Review Magazine, September, 1928. (United States) *
--- capsule review; "The interest is well sustained and the acting is excellent."

anonymous. "At the Jayhawk." Topeka Daily State Journal, September 1, 1928. (United States) *
--- brief article in Topeka, Kansas newspaper

anonymous. "Beggars of Life (Paramount)." Kinematograph Weekly, September 6, 1928. (England) *
--- brief article; "Louise Brooks has the only femine role in the picture, and thisa graceful girl steps out in Beggars of Life in one of the biggest roles of her screen career."

anonymous. "Beggars of Life At Capitol Today." Salt Lake Telegram, September 11, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Salt Lake City, Utah newspaper

anonymous. "Beggars of Life." The Bioscope, September 12, 1928. (England) *
--- capsule review; "Louise Brooks plays a difficult part with distinction and Richard Arlen is extremely good as her tramp lover."

Collier, Lionel. "Beggars of Life." Kinematograph Weekly, September 13, 1928. (England) *
--- capsule review; "Louise Brooks is admirable as the girl."

anonymous. "Crimson Playgoer." The Crimson, September 21, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Metropolitan, continuous - Beggars of Life with Wallace Beery and Louise Brooks. Tramp, Tramp, the hobooes are coming to town." - brief notice in Harvard University student newspaper

anonymous. "Beery at the Met." Boston Post, September 22, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. "Hobohemia Saga Told in Strand Film." Vancouver Sun, September 22, 1928. (Canada) *
--- article in Vancouver newspaper

G., W. E. "The Screen." Boston Herald, September 22, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

Allen, Kelcey. "The Screen." Women's Wear Daily, September 22, 1928. (United States) *
--- capsule notice; "Wallace Beery plays the lead, with Richard Arlen and Louise Brooks. All of these stars outdo themselves in this picture. Wallace Beery talks in this picture, sings a hobo song and ends with an observation about jungle rats in general."

M., J. C. "The Current Cinema." New Yorker, September 22, 1928. (United States) *
--- short mention in film column; "Of these three pictures it is the only one weakened by a conventional plot, a plot for which I see no reason except that it gives Louise Brooks a chance to wear boy's clothes and to jump a freight, both of which she always does, however, with an imperturbable maidenliness, generally to the synchronized accompaniment of sentimental music."

anonymous. "Hobohemia in Sound Picture, Shea's Buffalo." Buffalo Courier-Express, September 23, 1928. (United States) *
--- "No less important is Louise Brooks, in a difficult role." - article in Buffalo, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Beggars of Life im Paramount Theater." New Yorker Volkszeitung, September 23, 1928. (United States) *
--- brief article in German-language, New York City newspaper

G., P. "Beery Scores in Character Role in Beggars of Life." Morning Telegraph, September 23, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, in a complete departure from the pert flapper that it has been her wont to portray, here definitely places herself on the map as a fine actress." - New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Week's Offerings at Buffalo's Playhouses." Buffalo Courier-Express, September 24, 1928. (United States) *
--- "And then there are those two capable and good-looking youngsters, Louise Brooks and Richard Arlen, who make the most of splendid parts and excellent casting and achieve enviable performances." - review in Buffalo, New York newspaper

anonymous. "He's a Serious Wallace Beery." Buffalo Evening News, September 24, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Buffalo, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Capitol." Lansing State Journal, September 24, 1928. (United States) *
--- "No less important to the story and no less successful in her interpretation is Louise Brooks, that slim, graceful girl who has won her way to moving picture fame by the sheer force of her ability and personality. In Beggars of Life she plays a difficult role wonderfully well and climbs many rungs on her ladder to stardom." - review in Lansing, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "New Motion Pictures." New York Post, September 24, 1928. (United States) *
--- "The boy and girl roles are played well enough by Mr. Arlen and Miss Brooks." - New York City newspaper

anonymous. "New Photoplay Bills." Toledo Blade, September 24, 1928. (United States) *
--- "The role of Nancy is played splendidly by Louise Brooks." - brief review in Toledo, Ohio newspaper

B., E.H. "Capitol." Lansing Capital News, September 24, 1928. (United States) *
--- short review in Lansing, Michigan newspaper

Cohen Jr., John S. "The New Photoplays." New York Sun, September 24, 1928. (United States) *
--- "The acting, especially that of the principals, Richard Arlen, Louise Brooks, Robert Perry (who plays Snake) and I suppose Wallace Beery, as Red, is especially fine." - New York City newspaper

Dickstein, Martin. "The Cinema Circuit." Brooklyn Daily Eagle, September 24, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

F., C. F. "The Current Cinema." Brooklyn Daily Times, September 24, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

Hall, Mordaunt. "The Freight Hoppers." New York Times, September 24, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks figures as Nancy. She is seen for the greater part of this subject in male attire, having decided to wear these clothes to avoid being apprehended. Miss Brooks really acts well, better than she has in most of her other pictures." - New York City newspaper

Martin, Quinn. "The New Films." The World, September 24, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Here we have Louise Brooks, that handsome brunette, playing the part of a fugitive from justice, and playing as if she meant it, and with a certain impressive authority and manner." - New York City newspaper

Johaneson, Bland. "Wallace Beery Comes Into His Own." Daily Mirror, September 24, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks does the best work of her career as the stolid little murderess, fugitive among the hoboes." - New York City newspaper

W., M. "Actionful Story Of Tramp Life Told On Princess Silver Sheet." Toledo Times, September 24, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks and Richard Arlen depict Nancy and Jim and merit a deal of praise for their excellent performances." - review in Toledo, Ohio newspaper

Watts Jr., Richard. "On the Screen." New York Herald Tribune, September 24, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Incidently, Richard Arlen's juvenile vagrant, so delightfully played on the stage by James Cagney, is an excellent piece of work, while Louise Brooks's delineation of the girl fugutive is so good as to indicate that Miss Brooks is a real actress, as well as an alluring personality." - New York City newspaper

Zimmerman, Katherine "Beery Scores in Character Role in Beggars of Life." New York Telegram, September 24, 1928. (United States) *
--- "The handsome Louise Brooks is cast as the maiden in the case and performs this part with her usual composure and talent for expressing starry eyed wonder." - New York City newspaper

Sid. "Beggars of Life." Variety, September 26, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Miss Brooks looks attractive, even in men's clothes, and scores in the two or three scenes where she is placed on defensive against male attackers."

anonymous. "Opinions on Pictures." Motion Picture News, September 26, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Wallace Beery is great as the hobo and the others fit their roles satisfactory." - review in trade journal

anonymous. "Music and the Movies." Musical Courier, September 27, 1928. (United States) *
--- " . . . one of the most entertaining films of the littered season." - capsule review of New York City screening

anonymous. "Hobo Jargon Is An Amazing Language." Ottawa Citizen, September 29, 1928. (Canada) *
--- related article in Ottawa, Canada newspaper

anonymous. "Wallace Beery in Startling Tully Drama at the Imperial." Ottawa Citizen, September 29, 1928. (Canada) *
--- "Intriguing, interesting, with a cold, half-insolent beauty of face and figure masking a hidden fire, Louise Brooks is here allowed to flame on the screen for the first time. In Beggars of Life, a new Louise Brooks bursts forth to grasp the first big chance of her career." - article in Ottawa, Canada newspaper

anonymous. "Pictures Playing Atlanta This Week." Weekly Film Review, September 29, 1928. (United States) *
--- capsule review; "Louise Brooks does her best trouping: she is absolutely convincing." - Atlanta, Georgia trade journal

Harrison, P. S. "Beggars of Life - with Wallace Beery, Richard Arlen and Louise Brooks." Harrison's Reports, September 29, 1928. (United States) *
--- short review in trade publication; "Few pictures can boast a greater realism than can Beggars of Life."

P., J. E. "Beggars of Life." Billboard, September 29, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Richard Arlen, the juvenile lead, and Louise Brooks, who carries the feminine love interest, are just ordinary in their performances, while the only saving grace is Beery himself."

anonymous. "Hollywood's Best In Queen Picture." Austin American-Statesman, September 30, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Austin, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "Beggars of Life." Film Daily, September 30, 1928. (United States) *
--- capsule review; "Louise Brooks lost in male attire and a one-way expression of fright she never loses."

anonymous. "'Hobohemia' Described In Tully's Beggars of Life." Lima News, September 30, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Lima, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Jim Tully Story, Beggars of Life, Opens at Granada." Santa Barbara Morning Press, September 30, 1928. (United States) *
--- "It has an all-star cast, including Richard Arlen and Louise Brooks." - article in Santa Barbara, California newspaper

Hall, Mordaunt. "Hobo Yarn is Rather Tame." New York Times, September 30, 1928. (United States) *
--- " . . . a monotone effort despite that fact that people are thrown off trains and a girl shoots a man." - New York City newspaper

Lusk, Norbert. "Far Reaching Movie is Made." Los Angeles Times, September 30, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Richard Arlen and Louise Brooks also capture honors for their sincerity and a poignant, moving quality they infuse into their roles without seeming to act at all. Miss Brooks, who has hitherto qualified as a particularly provocative figurante, now establishges herself as a real actress." - write-up in article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Aston, Frank. "Beery Leads His Tramps." Cincinnati Post, October 1, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Beery with his coarse humor and Miss Brooks with her simplicity are exceedingly good. The direction is admirable. Vitaphonic sounds lend some extra force. Beery is heard singing." - review in Cincinnati, Ohio newspaper

W., P. H. "Beggars of Life Full of Hoboes and Slow Trains." Santa Barbara Daily News, October 1, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Santa Barbara, California newspaper

Lynn, G. W. "Santa Barbara Screen Gossip." Santa Barbara Morning Press, October 1, 1928. (United States) *
--- "No less important to the story and no less successful in her interpretation is Louise Brooks, a graceful girl who has won her way to moving picture fame by sheer ability and personality. In Beggars of Life she plays a difficult role." - article in Santa Barbara, California newspaper

anonymous. "Film Features." Baltimore Sun, October 2, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks as the pretty issue at stake." - capsule review in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "In Lima Theaters." Lima News, October 2, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Lima, Ohio newspaper

Lynn, G. W. "Santa Barbara Screen Gossip." Santa Barbara Morning Press, October 2, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Santa Barbara, California newspaper

P., R. W. "Dramatic Story Is Told in Film At Valencia." Baltimore Post, October 3, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Tramp Always Seeks For Pot of Gold - Tully." Davenport Democrat And Leader, October 5, 1926. (United States) *
--- related article in Davenport, Iowa newspaper

Clark, Norman. "Hobohemia Is Shown at Valencia." Baltimore News, October 5, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

Lane, Anabel. "Views and Reviews." Film Mercury, October 5, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in trade journal

anonymous. "Hobohemia Saga Features Beery At The Palace." Hartford Courant, October 7, 1928 . (United States) *
--- article in Hartford, Conneticut newspaper

anonymous. "Beggars of Life on Palace Screen." Hartford Times, October 7, 1928 . (United States) *
--- article in Hartford, Conneticut newspaper

anonymous. "Story of Hobo Life Provides Strong Picture." Davenport Democrat And Leader, October 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Davenport, Iowa newspaper

anonymous. "Hobohemia Saga Features Beery At The Palace." Hartford Courant, October 7, 1928 . (United States)
--- article in Hartford, Conneticut newspaper

anonymous. "Tully's Big Tramp Life at Texas." San Antonio Express, October 7, 1928. (United States) *
--- "The role of the girl is played by Louise Brooks, whose appealing beauty is particularly suited to characterization." - article in San Antonio, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "Arlen Picture Showing at Texas." San Antonio Light, October 7, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in San Antonio, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "Beggars of Life on Palace Screen." Hartford Times, October 8, 1928 . (United States) *
--- review in Hartford, Conneticut newspaper

anonymous. "Tramp Life Classic Scores at Texas." San Antonio Express, October 8, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in San Antonio, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "New Pictures." Time, October 8, 1928. (United States) *
--- capsule review; "Louise Brooks, as usual, is decorative, never decorous."

Mueller, Anita. "Screen in Review." St. Louis Globe-Democrat, October 8, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Tully has woven his story around a girl murderess (Louise Brooks) seeking to evade the law who joins a band of tramps." - review in St. Louis, Missouri newspaper

Nie. "The Week's New Films" St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 8, 1928. (United States) *
--- brief review; ". . . and Louise Brooks, the latter showing considerable talent in the role of the girl who wasn't done right by until the eighth reel." - St. Louis, Missouri newspaper

anonymous. "At the Movies." Bismarck Tribune, October 12, 1928 (United States) *
--- article in Bismark, North Dakota newspaper

anonymous. "Notes on the Passing Show." Dallas Morning News, October 15, 1928. (United States) *
--- related article in Dallas, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "Photoplay Reviews." Democrat & Chronicle, October 15, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Rochester, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Strand." Providence Evening Bulletin, October 15, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Providence, Rhode Island newspaper

anonymous. "At The Theaters." Providence Journal, October 15, 1928. (United States) *
--- "No less important to the story and no less successful in her interpretation is Louise Brooks, that slim, graceful girl who has won her way to moving picture fame by the sheer force of her ability and personality. In Beggars of Life she plays a difficult role wonderfully well." - review in Providence, Rhode Island newspaper

Croughton, Amy H. "Beggars of Life. At the Picadilly Theater." Rochester Times-Union, October 15, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Rochester, New York newspaper

Marsh, W. Ward. "Beggars of Life. State." Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 15, 1928. (United States) *
--- "The picture is a raw, sometimes bleeding slice of life . . . . Both Arlen and Miss Brooks appear as effectively as I have ever seen either of them. . . . Miss Brooks, considering her record, does surprisingly well." - review in Cleveland, Ohio newspaper

Quinn, Tom. "State." Cleveland Press, October 15, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Richard Arlen and Louise Brooks do some fine work." - review in Cleveland, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Notes on the Passing Show." Dallas Morning News, October 16, 1928. (United States) *
--- related article in Dallas, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "Tale of Hobos Life Is Interesting Story." Toronto Star, October 16, 1928. (Canada) *
--- review in Toronto, Canada newspaper

anonymous. "At the Theaters." Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune , October 16, 1928. (United States) *
--- short article in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin newspaper

Tinee, Mae. "Movie Reveals Gay Cat's Life, Far from Gay." Chicago Tribune, October 18, 1928 (United States) *
--- review in Chicago, Illinois newspaper

anonymous. "Stage - Music - Photoplay." Detroit Saturday Night, October 20, 1928. (United States) *
--- short write-up in weekly Detroit, Michigan entertainment newspaper

Service, T.O. "Service Talks." Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, October 20, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in film trade journal

anonymous. "The Screen." Indianapolis Daily Star, October 22, 1928. (United States) *
--- capsule review in Indianapolis, Indiana newspaper

anonymous. "Jim Tully Yarn Is Good Movie at Wisconsin." Milwaukee Leader, October 22, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Milwaukee, Wisconsin newspaper

Heffernan, Harold. "The New Movies in Review." Detroit News, October 22, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, who always looks gorgeous in beautiful clothes, suffers a bit from the man's garments called for by the role, but she does well." - review in Detroit, Michigan newspaper

Patton, Peggy. "Wisconsin Film is Different." Wisconsin News, October 22, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Wallace Beery, Richard Arlen (also playing in Wings) and Louise Brooks play the featured roles. All do praiseworthy work. By the way it is a sound picture and Wallace Beery speaks a few lines and sings a song. His speaking voice is splendid." - review in Milwaukee, Wisconsin newspaper

R. Jr., J. "The New Pictures Reviewed." Dallas Morning News, October 22, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Dallas, Texas newspaper

J., L.D. "At the Capitol." Des Moines Register, February 25, 1929. (United States) *
--- review in Des Moines, Iowa newspaper

McCormick, Ella H. "Reel Players." Detroit Free Press, October 22, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, as Nancy, does as capable a job as she has done within recent time. Miss Brooks, who has the only women's part in the film, is just another outcast who eventually finds happiness and love with Jim." - review in Detroit, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Pinney Shows Life of Hobos." Boise Capital News, October 27, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Boise, Idaho newspaper

Richardson, Charles. "New Pictures Are Varied." Detroit Times, October 27, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Detroit, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Tully's Narrative On Silver Screen." Daily Bruin, October 27, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in UCLA student newspaper

anonymous. "Wallace Beery Stars: Beggars of Life." Hollywood Filmograph, October 27, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Hollywood, California trade journal

Beaton, Donald. "As They Appeal to a Youth." Film Spectator, October 27, 1928. (United States) *
--- review written by an 18-year old critic - "Another good bit was a scene where Louise Brooks describes a murder. It is much the same way in which Victor Seastrom showed thoughts in Masks of the Devil. Miss Brooks' face was superimposed upon the action which took place during the murder, and thus the audience got her reaction to everything. It was very interesting."

Beaton, Welford. "It All Depends Upon How Interested We Are in Hoboes." Film Spectator, October 27, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Wellman handled the romance between Louise Brooks and Dick Arlen with sympathy and good taste, but I could take no great sentimental interest in it, but whether the fault is mine or the picture's I don't know. Perhaps it was because Miss Brooks was not equal to the demands of the romantic scenes, which made Arlen's splendid work greatly overshadow hers."

Carroll, Harrison. "Dick Arlen Gives Fine Portrayal in Film at Met." Los Angeles Evening Herald, October 27, 1928. (United States) *
--- "The film's outstanding scene from the point of view of acting as well as direction takes place between Dick Arlen and Louise Brooks while they are concealed in a hay-stack." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

Miller, Llewellyn. "Bum Film at Metropolitan." Los Angeles Record, October 27, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks and Richard Arlen play Nancy and Jim very well." - review in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Parsons, Louella O. "Story of Hoboes Offered at 'Met'." Los Angeles Examiner, October 27, 1928. (United States) *
--- "I was a little disappointed in Louise Brooks. She is so much more the modern flapper type, the Ziegfeld Follies girl, who wears clothes and is always gay and flippant. This girl is somber, worried to distraction and in no comedy mood. Miss Brook is infinitely better when she has her lighter moments." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

Taylor, Ken. "Wallie Beery Is Lure of the Open Highway." Los Angeles Evening Express, October 27, 1928. (United States) *
--- "At any rate he lends a masculinity that is agreeable and which persists even with the prominence given Louise Brooks as the only girl." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "Collie Just Pined Away for Richard." Los Angeles Times, October 28, 1928. (United States) *
--- article about the making of the film in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "Strand." Minneapolis Journal, October 28, 1928. (United States) *
--- capsule review in Minneapolis, Minnesota newspaper

S., H. A. "Beggars of Life Exceptional Film." Columbus Dispatch, October 28, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Columbus, Ohio newspaper

Allhoff. "Beggars of Life Strays From Text, But Is Good Movie." Ohio State Journal, October 29, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Columbus, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. " 'Beggars of Life' Tells of Hobos." Los Angeles Times, October 29, 1928. (United States)
--- version of review printed two days earlier; "Louise Brooks is appealing in one of the best roles that has drifted her way in many a moon." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "Theaters." Minneapolis Star, October 29, 1928. (United States) *
--- brief review in Minneapolis, Minnesota newspaper

anonymous. "Movies." Minneapolis Tribune, October 29, 1928. (United States) *
--- brief review in Minneapolis, Minnesota newspaper

Hays, Richard E. "Guest Star Has Excellent Role in Duffy Comedy." Seattle Daily Times, October 29, 1928. (United States) *
--- capsule review in Seattle, Washington newspaper

McNulty, John. "Mr Beery Burst Into Song." Columbus Citizen, October 29, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Miss Brooks only needs remain as warm to look upon, and she can have any role she wants as far as we're concerned." - review in Columbus, Ohio newspaper

Gebhart, Myrtle. "The Saga of the Hobo." Picture-Play, November, 1928. (United States) *
--- long article about the film, with attention paid to Wallace Beery and the life of hobos; Brooks is twice pictured

anonymous. "Let's Go to the Movies." Kansas City Star, November 4, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Kansas City, Missouri newspaper

Tinee, Mae. "Awards and Honorable Mention for Dozen Films." Chicago Tribune, November 4, 1928 (United States) *
--- Beggars of Life is named one of the best films of the preceeding month in Chicago, Illinois newspaper

anonymous. "Previews." Daily Oklahoman, November 4, 1928. (United States) * --- brief write-up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma newspaper

anonymous. "Clever Comedy Is Feature at Regent." Riverside Daily Press, November 5, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Riverside, California newspaper

anonymous. "Dome Theater Shows Beery in New Drama." Santa Monica Evening Outlook, November 7, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Santa Monica, California newspaper

anonymous. "Splendid Program is Being Offered at the Dome." Venice Evening Vanguard, November 7, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Venice, California newspaper

anonymous. "Wallace Beery in Heavy Role." Sacramento Union, November 8, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is the girl, and Richard Arlen is co-featured with her in an important tramp role." - Sacramento, California newspaper

anonymous. "Warfield: Beggars of Life." The Argonaut, November 10, 1928. (United States) *
--- very brief notice; "Based on a Jim Tully yarn of hobo life. Censored, if we remember the original correctly. Wallace Beery has the lead." - San Francisco, California news weekly

anonymous. "Jim Tully's Tramps as Actors." Washington Times, November 10, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Washington D.C. newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Had Her Own Train of Tank Cars." Washington Times, November 10, 1928. (United States) *
--- brief article in Washington D.C. newspaper

K., K. T. "Asbestos." New Orleans Times-Picayune, November 10, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in New Orleans, Louisiana newspaper

Smith, Frederick James. "Sugar-Coated Literature." Liberty, November 10, 1928. (United States) *
--- "You will like Louise Brooks as the homeless girl."

anonymous. "Beggars of Life is Rialto's Picture." Charleston Daily Mail, November 11, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Charleston, West Virginia newspaper

anonymous. "Beggars of Life on Tudor Screen as Sound Movie." New Orleans Times-Picayune, November 11, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks as the girl companion of the hoboes has splendid opportunies to display her talent as an actress, and critics are agreed that she is splendid in the role. It is the biggest role she has ever had." - article in New Orleans, Louisiana newspaper

anonymous. "Metropolitan - Wallace Beery in Beggars of Life, With Sound." Washington Post, November 11, 1928. (United States) *
--- preview article; "No less important to the story is Louise Brooks, that slim, graceful girl who has won her way to moving picture fame by the sheer force of ability and personality." - Washington D.C. newspaper

anonymous. "Beggars of Life Scores at New Tudor." New Orleans Item, November 12, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Vitaphone helps the story along with music that is fitting and well arranged. The Hallelujah I'm a Bum rhythm helps the story's speed." - review in New Orleans, Louisiana newspaper

anonymous. "Saenger's Tudor." New Orleans States, November 12, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in New Orleans, Louisiana newspaper

anonymous. "Wallace Beery in Tully's Yarn." Washington Herald, November 12, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks and Richard Arlen have prominent parts and do splendid work with them." - Washington D.C. newspaper

anonymous. "Opening Attractions in Washington Theaters." Washington Star, November 12, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Its virtue lies chiefly in providing Wallace Beery a chance to return to a heavy dramatic role, Louise Brooks to wear masculine clothes, and Richard Arlen to subordinate his looks to his acting." - Washington D.C. newspaper

Bahmer, W.J. "This Week in the Movies." Pittsburgh Post Gazzette, November 12, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is interesting, with a cold, half-insolent beauty of face and figure masking a hidden fire. It is a new Louise Brooks." - article in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania newspaper

W., C. "Tramp Story of Tully Filmed." Washington Times, November 12, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Washington D.C. newspaper

Gillaspey, A. Fulton. "Murray Stars in Warfield Stage Review." San Francisco Bulletin, November 12, 1928. (United States) *
--- " . . . the picture while not beautiful is realistic. Louise Brooks and Richard Arlen do well in the leading roles." - San Francisco, California newspaper

Hanifin, Ada. "Charlie Murray Hit at Warfield." San Francisco Examiner, November 12, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, as the girl who murdered her guardian to save herself, and turns hobo to escape the vengence of the law, is an actress who will bear watching. She has a vivid personality. Her attempts to walk like her 'adopted' pal, Jim, so her masculaine disguise will not be discovered: her emotional reactions finely restrained as she lies beneath the stars with a haystack as a roof, and knows 'that all she wants is peace and a home,' give her opportunity to disclose some very effective acting in a subtle manner." - San Francisco, California newspaper

Johnson, Fred. "Charlie Murray Warfield Comic." San Francisco Call and Post, November 12, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is a convincing boy tramp up to a certain point." - San Francisco, California newspaper

P., J. "Charlie Murray in Warfield 'Idea'." San Francisco News, November 12, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, whose acting is considerably better." - San Francisco, California newspaper

Ransom, C. "Offerings at the Local Theaters." Washington Post, November 12, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Richard Arlen and Louise Brooks offer some sweetly romantic artistry as a young vagabond couple whose adventures on joining a rough band of wayfarers form the current of events." - Washington D.C. newspaper

anonymous. "Secluded Border Region Screens Hobo Jungle." Appleton Post-Cresent, November 13, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Appleton, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "Hobo Romance With Beery." Pittsburgh Post Gazzette, November 13, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "The Aldine." Pittsburgh Press, November 13, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "Beggars of Life is Photoplay at Rialto." Charleston Gazette, November 16, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Charleston, West Virginia newspaper

anonymous. "Beery Enacts Star Role at Rialto." Charleston Daily Mail, November 17, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Charleston, West Virginia newspaper

anonymous. "Beggars of Life, avec Wallace Berry au Loew's, pendant la semaine prochaine" La Patrie, November 17, 1928. (Canada) *
--- review in French-language Montreal, Canada newspaper

anonymous. "At Loew's Theaters." Montreal Daily Star, November 17, 1928. (Canada) *
--- review in Montreal, Canada weekly newspaper

anonymous. "Hobo Life as Jim Tully Sees It, Now on Screen." Stockton Daily Record, November 17, 1928. (United States) *
--- brief article with still in Stockton, California newspaper

Atkinson, G. A. "London Shows." Daily Express, November 19, 1928. (England) *
--- "a powerful adaption of Jim Tully's story of Hobohemia" - short review in London newspaper

anonymous. "Beggars of Life and Whirl of Splendor at Loews Most Attractive." Montreal Daily Star, November 19, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Montreal, Canada newspaper

anonymous. "Beggars of Life Pleases at Loews." Montreal Gazette, November 19, 1928. (Canada) *
--- review in Montreal, Canada newspaper

A., E. W. "Whirl of Splendor, Fine Dance Number, In Loew's Feature." Montreal Herald, November 19, 1928. (Canada) *
--- review in Montreal, Canada newspaper

anonymous. "Beggers of Life Is Interesting Hobo Story." Albany Evening News, November 20, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Albany, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Does Changling Act in Beggars of Life." Salinas Index Journal, November 22, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Salinas, California newspaper

C., J. O. "Palace." Memphis Commercial Appeal, November 27, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks essays the difficult role of a girl tramop escaping from police who seek her for murder. She is a star of no little amount of personality - the sort she would have to have to enable her to carry the type of role she has in this picture through successfully and that she does. If her career in pictures is further enhanced through her work in Beggars of Life, it will not be underserved." - review in Memphis, Tennessee newspaper

F., J. L. "Beggars of Life Holds Interest." Memphis Press Scimitar, November 27, 1928. (United States) *
--- short review in Memphis, Tennessee newspaper

anonymous. "Girl Hobo is Heroine in Tully Film at California." San Jose Mercury Herald, November 28, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Lovely Louise Brooks plays the role of a fugitive from justice." - San Jose, California newspaper

anonymous. "Realism Marks Tully Picture at California." San Diego Sun, December 1, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks and Richard Arlen provide a poignant note of romance with their tramp-land love affair, and the whole yarn is most effectively pictured. It's strong stuff, but it's good for what ails most of us." - article in San Diego, California newspaper

J., T. T. "Beery Star of Tully Picture." San Diego Sun, December 1, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Beggars of Life, while perhaps not a great film, is much better than the average program picture." - review in San Diego, California newspaper

anonymous. "Wallace Beery Puts on Crown of Hobohemia." San Diego Union, December 2, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Accompanied by a synchronized musical score of more than average excellence, the picture provides an hour and a half of film entertainment radically out of line with the general run of cinema drama. it is pungent, powerful, appealing, masterfully directed and superbly acted." - review in San Diego, California newspaper

anonymous. "New Offerings in Theaters." Syracuse Post-Standard, December 3, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Syracuse, New York newspaper

W., D. "Gay Act, Good Picture at Oakland." Oakland Post Enquirer, December 3, 1928. (United States) *
--- review; "Louise Brooks gives a wonderful characterization of a girl fugitive." - review in Oakland, California newspaper

anonymous. "Amusements." Calgary Daily Herald, December 8, 1928. (Canada) *
--- brief article in Calgary, Alberta newspaper

anonymous. "Wallace Beery Has New Role in Film at U.C." Berkeley Daily Gazzette, December 13, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Heading the supporting cast are Louise Brooks and Richard Arlen." - Berkeley, California newspaper

D., B. A. "Beggars of Life is Pleasing at Liberty." Zanesville Signal , December 13, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Miss Brooks does good work." - review in Zanesville, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Tramp's Life at the Palace." Wichita Beacon, December 16, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Wichita, Kansas newspaper

anonymous. "Jungle Scene Background for Film of Tramps." San Mateo Times, December 19, 1928. (United States) *
--- brief article in San Mateo, California newspaper

anonymous. "Beggars of Life Will Be Shown Last Times Tonight." Sheboygan Press, December 20, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Sheboygan, Wisconsin newspaper

Orndorff, Marguerite. "Beggars of Life." Educational Screen, January 1929. (United States) *
--- "A hobo tale by Jim Tully, who, one supposes, is eminently fitted by experience to write hobo tales. So far as the ordinary observer is qualified to judge, the hobo part of the story is authentic. It is in the other aspects of his plot that the robust Mr. Tully runs a little awry. His casual young murderess and the circumstances surrounding the murder are outside the range of the probable, as anyone who reads the papers could tell Mr. Tully. Wallace Beery is as good as he can be, playing the leader of the tramps, and Richard Arlen is pleasing as the young tramp, temporarily one feels sure down on his luck. But Louise Brooks just doesn't belong with that crowd not even temporarily." - capsule review in trade journal

anonymous. "Mendigos de Vida." Mensajero Paramount, January, 1929. (United States) *
--- four page illustrated article in Spanish-language Paramount house organ

anonymous. "Picture Parade." Motion Picture, January, 1929. (United States) *
--- capsule review with scene still; "Louise Brooks is cute in her little trousers, and not so cute in the final feminine sun bonnet. . . . This is a rough, romantic, tender, dramatic, and very good indeed."

Lusk, Norbert. "The Screen in Review: The Heart of a Hobo." Picture-Play, January, 1929. (United States) *
-- capsule review; "Its salient features are excellent acting on the part of Mr. Beery, Richard Arlen and Louise Brooks . . . ."

anonymous. "Wallace Beery in Riviera Film." Syracuse Herald, January 20, 1929. (United States) *
--- article about second run in Syracuse, New York newspaper

anonymous. "The Soisson." Daily Courier, January 21, 1929. (United States) *
--- article in Connellsville, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "At Majestic." Lima News, January 27, 1929. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks and Richard Arlen have the two romantic roles." - article in Lima, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Granada." Spokesman Review, February 16, 1929. (United States) *
--- article in Spokane, Washington newspaper

anonymous. "Wallace Beery in First Sound Film." Eugene Guard, February 16, 1929. (United States) *
--- article in Eugene, Oregon newspaper

anonymous. "Granada." Morning Register, February 17, 1929. (United States) *
--- article in Eugene, Oregon newspaper

anonymous. "The Movies." Lewistown Sentinel, March 2, 1929.* (United States)
--- brief review in Lewistown, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "Moving Pictures." Daily Gleaner, March 4, 1929. (Jamaica) *
--- brief article Kingston, Jamaica newspaper

anonymous. "At the Strand." Tulsa Tribune, March 10, 1929. (United States) *
--- review in Tulsa, Oklahoma newspaper

anonymous. "Wallace Beery, Rex on Sunday, in Noted Drama." Bakersfield Californian, March 16, 1929. (United States) *
--- article in Bakersfield, California newspaper

anonymous. "New Silent Film Stars Beery at Wigham." Reno Gazette, March 16, 1929. (United States) *
--- brief article in Reno, Nevada newspaper

anonymous. "Cinematographos." O Estado de S. Paulo, March 27, 1929. (Brazil) *
-- review in San Paulo newspaper

anonymous. "The Pictures." Observer, September 3, 1927. (England) *
--- article in London newspaper

anonymous. "BEGGARS OF LIFE: Realistic Film at the Capitol." Canberra Times , April 3, 1929. (Australia) *
-- "One of the best pictures released for many months . . . Altogether, a picture well worth seeing." - review in Canberra newspaper

anonymous. "Secrets of Hobohemia Torn Open in Picture." Salinas Index Journal, April 18, 1929. (United States) *
--- article in Salinas, California newspaper

anonymous. "Star Theater." The Afro American, May 4, 1929. (United States) *
--- brief write-up in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. Daily Northwestern, May 4, 1929. (United States) *
--- brief article in Oshkosh, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Stars in Film." News-Palladium, May 12, 1929. (United States) *
--- article in Benton Harbor, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Beggars of Life, Stars Wallace Beery At Liberty Theater." Hartford Courant, May 12, 1929. (United States)
--- article in Hartford, Conneticut newspaper

anonymous. "Pick of Pictures." Picturegoer, June, 1929. (England) *
--- "The sombre power of this film, with gleams of humor, will grip you." - brief review

anonymous. "Art Souvenir of Richard Arlen and Louise Brooks in Beggars of Life." Picture Show, June 20, 1929. (England) *
--- two-page spread featuring pictures, with captions, from the film

L., C. A. "Selections from the New Films." The Observer, June 23, 1929. (England) *
--- brief write-up in London newspaper

anonymous. "Drama Notes." Manchester Guardian, June 29, 1929. (England) *
--- " . . . connoisseurs will seek out Beggars of Life, a fill-blooded story by the hobo-journalist, Jim Tully, with Wallace Beery and Louise Brooks in the cast." - brief mention in article in Manchester newspaper

Garbage Man. "Picked Up in Passing." Drumheller Mail, July 4, 1929. (Canada) *
--- write-up in column in Drumheller, Alberta newspaper

Garbage Man. "Picked Up in Passing." Drumheller Mail, July 11, 1929. (Canada) *
--- write-up in column in Drumheller, Alberta newspaper

"Beggars of Life." Mid-Week Pictorial, September 29, 1929. (England)
--- illustrated story about the film

anonymous. "The Cinemas." Cape Times, November 25, 1929. (Union of South Africa) *
-- "Richard Arlen and Louise Brooks also play important roles in the story which Wiliam Welman directed." - brief review in Cape Town newspaper

anonymous. "Les mendiants de la vie au Paramount." L'Ouevre, December 27, 1929. (France) *
-- review with accompanying scene still in Paris newspaper

anonymous. "Les Mendiants de la Vie." Petit Parisian, December 27, 1929. (France) *
-- brief write-up in Paris newspaper

Derain, Lucie. "Les Mendiants de la Vie." Cinemagraphie Francaise, December 28, 1929. (France) *
-- article in French trade journal

P.-B., R. "Les mendiants de la vie." Le Figaro, December 29, 1929. (France) *
-- "On est difficilement plus jolie que Louise Brooks; mais l'on troverait facilement, j'en suis sur, meilleure occasion de le montrer." - review with two stills in Paris newspaper

Lenauer, Jean. "Les mendiants de la vie." Pour Vous, January 2, 1930. (France) *
--- short review with scene still

anonymous. "Presentation." Le Courrier Cinematographique, January 4, 1930. (France) *
--- review in French trade journal

Soupault, Philippe. "La Suprematie Americaine en Peril." L'Europe nouvelle, January 4, 1930. (France) *
--- discussed in a short article on American films [ reprinted in Ecrits de cinema 1918 - 1931, (Paris: Plon 1979) ]

anonymous. "The Odeon Theatre." North China Daily News, January 9, 1930. (China) *
--- article in Shanghai newspaper

Bizet, Rene. "Les mendiants de la vie." Pour Vous, January 9, 1930. (France) *
--- full page, illustrated article

Nemo. "Reviews." Le Courrier Cinematographique, January 18, 1930. (France) *
--- English-language review in French trade journal

Auriol, Jean-George. "Les mendiants de la vie." La Revue du cinéma, February, 1930. (France) *
--- "Louise Brooks a plusieurs mouvements émouvants et se debrouille bien dans son costume de garçon."

Star, Jan. "Les Films Du Mois." Cinèmagazine, February 1930. (France) *
--- brief review

El Sol, February 9, 1930. (Spain) *
--- a publicity still pictures Louise Brooks and Richard Arlen

Olivet, Rene. "On verra cette semaine a Paris." Cinémonde, December 26, 1930. (France) *
--- capsule review; " . . . et par Louise Brooks gentile et piquante."

Bodin, Richard Pierre. "Les mendiants de la vie." Le Figaro, December 29 1930. (France) *
--- capsule review; "On est difficilement plus jolie que Louise Brooks; mais l’on trouverait facilement, j’en suis sûr, meilleure occasion de le montrer."

author unknown. "A View of the Great Directors." Oakland Tribune, January 20, 1974. (United States) *
--- "William Wellman, the last of our 'men who made movies,' directed only one film which Highham considers a great one, 'in its way a masterpiece.' It is Beggars of Life, a 1927 pastoral drama with Richard Arlen and Louise Brooks as fugitive lovers riding the rails." - the film is referenced in an interview with film historian Charles Higham in Oakland, California newspaper

author unknown. "Les mendiants de la vie," L'Avant-Scene, 1979. (France) *
--- commentary on the film in the William Wellman issue of Anthologie du Cinéma, X

B., J. "Film Notes - Beggars of Life." Pacific Film Archive, March 29, 1981. (United States) *
--- brief program notes from the PFA Film Series entitled "The American Films of Louise Brooks" - Berkeley, California (follow this link to access text)

author unknown. City Limits, September, 1982. (England)
--- review

Robinson, David. "Cinema The immortal rediscovery." London Times, September 24, 1982. (England) *
--- article in London, England newspaper

French, Philip. "Woody in Midsummer Mood." The Observer, September 26, 1982. (England) *
--- write-up within article in London newspaper

Jenkins, Steve. Monthly Film Bulletin, December, 1982. (England) *
--- one and one-half page illustrated critique; publication of the British Film Institute, London

anonymous. "Film Notes - Beggars of Life." Pacific Film Archive, October 13, 1985. (United States) *
--- brief program notes from the PFA Film Series "William Wellman Directs" - Berkeley, California (follow this link to access text)

Vermilye, Jerry. The Films of the Twenties. Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press, 1985. *
--- includes a chapter on the film

Minutolo, Dario. "Film americani muti." Immagine, nr. 1, Winter 1986. (Italy)
--- article

anonymous. "Film Notes - Beggars of Life." Pacific Film Archive, January 14, 1988. (United States) *
--- brief program notes from the PFA Film Series entitled "International Children's Film Festival" - Berkeley, California (follow this link to access text)

Carr, Jay. "A Collector's Item." Boston Globe, April 30, 1989. (United States) *
--- capsule review; " . . . Louise Brooks' best American film before she went to Germany" - Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

Rapp, Bernard and Lamy, Jean Claude (editors). Dictionnaire des films. Paris: Larousse, 1995. *
--- includes a brief entry (cast, credits and plot) by J. P.-B. (Jean-Pierre Bleys)

Rubin, Sam. "Rubin's Classic Clinic 5 from Grapevine." Classic Images, May 1998. (United States)
--- review of video release

Min, Eungjun. Reading the Homeless: The Media's Image of Homeless Culture. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 1999. *
--- Brooks' role in Beggars of Life is referenced

Brennan, Sandra. "Beggars of Life." All Movie Guide. circa 2000. (United States) *
--- capsule review on film website; "This exciting drama offers a realistic look into vagabond life."

anonymous. "Beggars of Life." TV Guide Online, circa 2001. (United States) *
--- review on entertainment website; "An impressive early part-talkie . . . ."

Koehler, Robert. "Contract players: Par stable touted an eclectic array of talent." Variety, July 15, 2002. (United States) *
--- "William Wellman - Like Howard Hawks, Wellman was a reliable studio director who could operate in virtually every genre. As a nearly unproven director, he helped the studio claim the first best picture Oscar with Wings (1927). His Louise Brooks-starring Beggars of Life (1928) is technically considered the studio's first sound film, though it wasn't originally designed as a talkie."


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