Dark Streets is a 2008 film adaptation of the play by Glenn M. Stewart, directed by Rachel Samuels from a screenplay by Wallace King. The film stars Gabriel Mann, Bijou Phillips, Izabella Miko, Elias Koteas, Michael Fairman and Toledo Diamond. The film's blues score is composed by George Acogny, featuring B.B. King. It premiered at the 2008 CineVegas Film Festival on June 14, winning a Special Jury Prize for "the collaborative craftsmanship in achieving its visual splendor and showmanship" and was given a limited release on December 12. Dark Streets received negative reviews from critics, praising the 1930s aesthetic and musical numbers, but criticized the use of film noir elements propping up an unengaging story.
Set in a visually dazzling fantasy of 1930s New York, Dark Streets tells the story of Chaz Davenport, a dashing playboy who owns what promises to become the hottest new nightclub in town if only the lights would stay on. Surrounded by the sumptuous blues music he adores, and with his pick of the gorgeous women who perform their sensual dance numbers on stage every night, Chaz is the envy of every man.
|author||Glenn M. Stewart Play: Screenplay: Wallace King|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|keywords||blues music dance number loan shark lose love triangle surround turn|
|producer||Andrea Balen Claus Clausen Corina Danckwerts Corina Dankwerts Glenn M. Stewart Jeremy Alter Melitta Fitzer Steffen Aumueller Zora A. Wolter|
|publisher||Samuel Goldwyn Films Sony Pictures Home Entertainment|
|theme||film noir musical drama|