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Director:
Writers:
Mann Page (story)
Edward T. Lowe Jr. (adaptation)
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Release Date:
April 1929 (Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
With All the Glamor and Glitter of CONEY ISLAND That Millions Everywhere Are Always Eager To See See more »
Plot:
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? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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I'm so alone,so lonely.... See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Barbara Kent ... Mary
Glenn Tryon ... Jim
Fay Holderness ... Overdressed Woman on Roller Coaster
Gusztáv Pártos ... Romantic Gentleman on Roller Coaster (as Gustav Partos)
Eddie Phillips ... Sportive Gentleman on Bus

Andy Devine ... Jim's Friend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edgar Dearing ... Cop (uncredited)
Louise Emmons ... Telephone Caller (uncredited)
Fred Esmelton ... Swami (uncredited)
Jack Raymond ... Barker (uncredited)
Churchill Ross ... Telephone Caller (uncredited)

Directed by
Pál Fejös  (as Paul Fejos)
 
Writing credits
Mann Page (story)

Edward T. Lowe Jr. (adaptation)

Edward T. Lowe Jr. (scenario) and
Tom Reed (scenario)

Tom Reed (titles)

Produced by
Carl Laemmle Jr. .... supervising producer
Oskar Schubert-Stevens .... supervising producer (german version)
 
Cinematography by
Gilbert Warrenton 
 
Film Editing by
Frank Atkinson 
 
Art Direction by
Charles D. Hall 
 
Music Department
Joseph Cherniavsky .... musical director (uncredited)
 
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Carl Laemmle .... presenter
 
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Also Known As:
"Solitude" - , USA (working title)
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Runtime:
69 min
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1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (talking sequences) | Silent
Certification:
Portugal:17 (director's cut) | USA:Not Rated | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
I'm so alone,so lonely...., 1 June 2009
Author: dbdumonteil

...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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