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
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Did You Know?
Having achieved great financial success with some of his earlier productions, King Vidor
had the clout to get this experimental film made at MGM. He was able to convince Irving Thalberg
that it was a risk worth taking (Thalberg believed that every now and then a studio should make a movie for prestige not profits). His boss MGM chief Louis B. Mayer
however felt somewhat differently; he hated the film because of its bleak subject matter and downbeat ending. In fact, in the very first Academy Award submissions, Mayer spoke out vehemently against his film, urging his fellow board members not to vote for it. They didn't, giving the first (and only) Academy Award for Best Film - Unique and Artistic Production to F.W. Murnau
(1927). See more
The crowd laughs with you always... but it will cry with you for only a day.
Referenced in The Apartment