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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 »
Genre:
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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A cute, wonderful romance story 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)
 
Other crew
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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A cute, wonderful romance story, 4 March 2014
Author: sb88 from United States

It's a shame Lonesome hasn't been seen more widely by modern audiences. The limited acclaim it's received is well deserved.

Lonesome is very simple. It's no more than a little romantic movie of two people who fall in love and then appear to lose each other. But the whole thing is told expertly well. The camera moves about freely in many unique and interesting ways. Visually alone, it's quite the spectacle. It also helps that the two in the lead roles are enjoyable.

Glenn Tyron is good enough in his lead role, but his romantic interest, played by Barbara Kent, is the real star. She is fun and playful when needed, but her soulful eyes convey more pain then most people ever could with their voices. Her charisma is evident from shot one.

The only downside to the film is the inclusion of a few sound scenes. Clearly done just to cash in on the new craze, it actually only serves to grind the story to a halt. It forces the movie to become stationary, and the dialogue itself is pretty inane.

I cannot recommend the film strongly enough, though. It's as enjoyable of a romance as you'll ever see. There's nothing too complicated here: just two people falling in love, and it's a joy to see.

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