Born on the fourth of July, 1900, the future holds unlimited potential for newborn John Sims. But dreams soon fade with the death of his father when John is but a lad. Like many before him, John sets out to make his mark in New York City, but ends up a faceless worker (#137) in a large office of a large business. Still he is happy with his fate and soon meets a young woman named Mary on a blind double date. Things take their course and they soon marry and live in a small apartment. Soon John is bickering with Mary and finds that he has no love for the in-laws. When the marriage looks like a bust, he finds that Mary is with child and he stays. After 5 years, he has a son and a daughter and the same dead end job. When tragedy strikes, John must find the conviction to continue or lose what little he has left.
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A powerful drama of modern marriage- a marriage that goes smash, and how it is saved. See yourself in "THE CROWD." (Print Ad- Steuben Courier,((Bath, NY)) 14 September 1928)
Did You Know?
filmed many scenes in New York City streets using real crowds instead of extras, real buses and trains and even real traffic cops. In one scene a police officer is looking toward the camera, admonishing someone to "move along". In fact, he was actually addressing Vidor and his disguised film crew. Vidor cleverly incorporated it into the scene. See more
After John sprays himself with milk when opening the bottle, his clothes go from covered with milk to clean from one shot to the next. See more
John's Boyhood Friend
What are you gonna be when you grow up, Whitey?
Whitey - John's Black Boyhood Friend
I detend to be a preacher man! Hallelujah!
John's Nerdy Boyhood Friend
I purpose to seek occupation as a cowboy
Referenced in Bicycle Thieves