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Lonesome (1928)

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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?

Director:

Pál Fejös (as Paul Fejos)

Writers:

Mann Page (story), Edward T. Lowe Jr. (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Kent ... Mary
Glenn Tryon ... Jim
Fay Holderness Fay Holderness ... Overdressed Woman on Roller Coaster
Gusztáv Pártos Gusztáv Pártos ... Romantic Gentleman on Roller Coaster (as Gustav Partos)
Eddie Phillips ... Sportive Gentleman on Bus
Andy Devine ... Jim's Friend
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Storyline

A lonesome boy and a lonesome girl meet accidentally on their Saturday-off at Coney Island. It is love at fight sight but over the bewilderment of their sudden romance and escape from loneliness, they don't even realize they don'y even known each other's name until a fire breaks out and they are separated. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1929 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Solitude See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (talking sequences) (music and sound effects)| Silent

Color:

Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

It was one of the first motion pictures to have sound and a couple of talking scenes. It was released in both silent and monaural versions. Some scenes in existing original prints of the film are colored with stencils. See more »

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Remade as The Affair of Susan (1935) See more »

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(uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
[Played by dance orchestra at ballroom]
Sung by Nick Lucas
[on Brunswick recording played in last scene]
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Lonesome is one of the forgotten masterpieces of cinema.,,
28 September 2008 | by artihcus022See all my reviews

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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