Beggars of Life first showed at the Castro Theater on February 17, 1929. The San Francisco Silent Film Festival screened it 2007.
The SF Silent Film Festival site notes "Louise Brooks, in her best American film, is luminous as a freight-train-hopping runaway who dresses in a flat cap and trousers to escape capture by the police. She joins up with young vagabond Richard Arlen, and along the way they encounter a hobo encampment and its charismatic leader, played by Wallace Beery in a performance that Brooks later called “a little masterpiece.” William A. Wellman, whose Wings (1927) had just won the first-ever Academy Award for Best Picture, directs with nuance and grace."
Check out Wayne Shellabarger's groovy art for the Silent Film Festival schedule. I hope this becomes a poster!