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Lonesome (1928)

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Two lonely people in the big city meet and enjoy the thrills of an amusement park, only to lose each other in the crowd after spending a great day together. Will they ever see each other again?

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Overdressed Woman on Roller Coaster
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Romantic Gentleman on Roller Coaster (as Gustav Partos)
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A lonesome boy and a lonesome girl meet accidentally on their Saturday-off at Coney Island. It is love at fight sight but over the bewilderment of their sudden romance and escape from loneliness, they don't even realize they don'y even known each other's name until a fire breaks out and they are separated. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Something you can shout about--and How ! Backed by Big Time Exploitation Ideas See more »

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April 1929 (Germany)  »

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Solitude  »

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(Western Electric Sound System) (talking sequences)|

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1.20 : 1
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Lonesome
Music by Joseph Cherniavsky
Words by Dave Dreyer and Herman Ruby
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I'm so alone,so lonely....
1 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

...that I cannot stand my own company...says the hero.

This could be the optimistic side of King Vidor's "the crowd".This era was a time when the pursuit of happiness was legitimate and "even with a face like that" you could hope to find the woman of your dreams.Robert Siodmak would make "Menschen Am Sonntag" and Marcel Carné "Nogent Eldorado Du Dimanche" soon after ,and would replace Coney Island by the banks of the Rhine or of the Seine.

1928 was the year before the crash .Even in the biggest city in the world ,you can be lonelier than the loneliest of creatures.He pretends he is a millionaire ,she pretends she is a princess ;in fact he is a working man,she is an operator .

It is not as optimistic as it seems at first sight.The crowds are hostile and do nothing to help them ,they are as selfish as today's crowds .

"Lonesome " is an important movie,if only for its simplicity and its spontaneity.Everything happens in the short space of one day (from the rude awakening to the night when solitude becomes even harder to bear ) and the two principals are really endearing ,almost matching Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell.

NB:Paul Fejos would continue his career in France in the early thirties where he directed Annabella in a tragic melodrama ("Marie Legende Hongroise")and a remake of Feuillade's "Fantomas", the first third of which surpasses the original .


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