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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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Lonesome is one of the forgotten masterpieces of cinema.,, 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)
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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)
 
Other crew
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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Aspect Ratio:
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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Remade as The Affair of Susan (1935)See more »
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Lonesome is one of the forgotten masterpieces of cinema.,,, 28 September 2008

A sister of Sunrise and The Crowd, this film is more emotional and poetic than those landmarks and every bit as great. The plot concerns two working class American types, he works in the factory, she works on the intercom who meet by chance on a fairground and fall in love and then lose each other without knowing where the other lives.

The film's beginning is to be treasured, it follows in detail the morning ritual of first the girl and then the man in their respective homes. The effect conveyed is the organization and elegance of women over the tardy, rushed, half-baked activities of men. The love story between the two characters is so beautifully etched and played so naturalistically by the actors(Barbara Kent and Glenn Tryon) that the sense of loss in the latter half of the film is all the more painful and heart-breaking. The film deals with a certain truth about living in a city that has remained constant even after a good 80 years. At once a constant sense of community and at other an equally constant sense of loneliness from being in a crowd.

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