Born on the fourth of July, 1900, the future holds unlimited potential for newborn John Sims. But dreams soon fade with the death of his father when John is but a lad. Like many before him, John sets out to make his mark in New York City, but ends up a faceless worker (#137) in a large office of a large business. Still he is happy with his fate and soon meets a young woman named Mary on a blind double date. Things take their course and they soon marry and live in a small apartment. Soon John is bickering with Mary and finds that he has no love for the in-laws. When the marriage looks like a bust, he finds that Mary is with child and he stays. After 5 years, he has a son and a daughter and the same dead end job. When tragedy strikes, John must find the conviction to continue or lose what little he has left. Written by
Tony Fontana <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
While MGM liked the script they thought there was very little chance it would turn a profit. Despite the risk, studio production head Irving Thalberg
let King Vidor
film this as a pet project because Vidor had made many successful pictures for the studio - and even more importantly had made the studio a lot of money. As it turned out, the film grossed more than twice what it cost to make. See more
John 'Johnny' Sims
Everything is gonna be roses when my ship comes in.
Your ship? A worm must be towing it from the North Pole!
Referenced in Edge of Outside