Street Angel is a 1928 silent film about a spirited young woman (Janet Gaynor) who finds herself destitute and on the streets before joining a traveling carnival, where she meets a vagabond painter (Charles Farrell). Directed by Frank Borzage, the movie was adapted by H.H. Caldwell (titles), Katherine Hilliker (titles), Philip Klein, Marion Orth and Henry Roberts Symonds from the play Lady Cristilinda by Monckton Hoffe. Janet Gaynor won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of "Angela" in the film. This was one of three movies for which Gaynor received an Academy Award in 1929; the others were F. W. Murnau's Sunrise and Borzage's Seventh Heaven. Street Angel was also nominated for Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography. The acting award was given in 1929 and the other two in 1930, which accords the movie the distinction of being the only film to ever receive an Oscar nomination in two different years that was not a foreign language film.