The Crowd (1928)

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The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls.



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Complete credited cast:
Bert Roach ...
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Daniel G. Tomlinson ...
Dell Henderson ...
Lucy Beaumont ...
Mother Sims
Freddie Burke Frederick ...
Junior Sims
Alice Mildred Puter ...
Daughter Sims


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 <>

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3 March 1928 (USA)  »

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One of the Mob  »

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This film has been hailed by many to be the first film to show toilets. With so many silent films lost, that can only be an assumption not a fact. See more »


John 'Johnny' Sims: Marriage is not a word, it's a *sentence*!
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This is why I love silent films
17 November 1999 | by (Vancouver, WA) – See all my reviews

As I sat down to watch this I truthfully wasn't expecting much from it. It looked a bit hokey at first glance, but as it really got into the story, I became involved with it and entranced by the amazingly well held-up truthfulness to the plot and the events which took place. It tells the story of hope during struggle and that even though we are pushed away by everyone in "the crowd", we can survive if we hold on.

Definitely a must see, don't hesitate to rent this King Vidor classic.

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