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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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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)
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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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Additional Details

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 Masterpiece of its Time, 29 April 2013
Author: EyeDunno from United States

Wonderfully-paced, great camera movements, excellent location photography. When you compare this with other films of its era, you'll see how well Lonesome was developed. Being visual, I'm always interested in camera placement and movement. While other films of its time showed static camera shots, Lonesome always wanted to keep the camera moving. The pace rarely lets up, soon after the male protagonist Jim, wakes up.

The version I refer to is the Eastman House-restored film. It's presented in a pristine, high- definition film transfer from original film stock, a nitrate print apparently from France. What a treat to watch life from the early 20th century, and the way it seems, the storyline could be presented today, in modern New York City.

This version has music and plenty of sound effects, but it's still one of the last silent films of the era. It's a fun treat, watching the facial expressions as the performers have to sell their emotions without voices. It must have been a trend-setting piece of filmmaking in its time. I only wish the pace on some of the films made today had as much entertainment packed inside.

Packed within the Eastman House print are several scenes with actual dialog between the two, and there's also a bit of color-tinted B/W to boot somewhere in the film. It's worth it for true film buffs to find the restored version. There's no heavy storyline here, just a guy finding it hard to meet a woman he finds attractive. The film really gives me another reason to smile.

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