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?
Several years after the film was made, alcoholism had taken its toll on lead actor James Murray
who was reduced to panhandling in the street. Ironically, one of the passers-by he solicited for money turned out to be King Vidor
who offered him a part in the film's semi-sequel, Our Daily Bread
(1934). Murray declined the offer, thinking it was only made out of pity. He died in 1936 at the age of 35 in a drowning incident. Vidor was sufficiently compelled to write his life story up as an unrealized screenplay which he called "The Actor". See more
After John sprays himself with milk when opening the bottle, his clothes go from covered with milk to clean from one shot to the next. See more
The crowd laughs with you always... but it will cry with you for only a day.