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?
Despite the widespread critical and mild box office success, MGM head Louis B. Mayer
despised the picture partly because of the depressing theme but mainly because he thought it was obscene due to the bathroom scene that featured a toilet. See more
The crowd laughs with you always... but it will cry with you for only a day.
Referenced in Bicycle Thieves