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10 January 1929 (Denmark) See more »
With All the Glamor and Glitter of CONEY ISLAND That Millions Everywhere Are Always Eager To See See more »
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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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)
Original Music by
Joseph Cherniavsky (uncredited)
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
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Solitude" - , USA (working title)
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69 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (talking sequences) (music and sound effects) | Silent
Portugal:17 (director's cut) | UK:U | USA:Not Rated | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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11 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Cute, but no masterpiece, 1 November 2002
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

A young man and a young woman lead nearly identical lives throughout the day, he a punch-press operator and she a telephone operator. After work, both decide to go to Coney Island, where they meet, have fun, fall in love, and then lose each other. The movie's cute, but it isn't anything superb. There were two much better films made in the same year that Lonesome reminds me of. First, King Vidor's The Crowd, one of the best films of the period. That one takes place over quite a lot more time, but the styles are similar, with The Crowd being much more sophisticated in its narrative, characterization, etc. The Coney Island scenes are probably the most celebrated part of Lonesome, but these are nothing compared to those in the Harold Lloyd vehicle Speedy. Fejös exaggerates these scenes beyond belief, with so much confetti falling on the Coney Island patrons that one would think the crowd would drown in paper. This film is from the school of silent filmmaking where putting a lot of people on screen at the same time is considered ingenious. In comparison, the crowds of Speedy are believable, and that sequence is absolutely lovely. Lonesome also suffers from three intrusive sound sequences, which Universal forced in at the last minute. They stop the film dead in its tracks (but they are somewhat funny). Overall, the film is entertaining, if not too memorable. One particular sequence stands out as masterful: the man's and woman's workdays, edited back to back, with the whole screen surrounded by the numbers on a clock, translucent hands following the time. 7/10.

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