The Crowd

The Crowd

  • Director: King Vidor
  • Writer: King Vidor,John V.A. Weaver,Joseph Farnham
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: None
  • Release date: March 3, 1928
  • Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes
  • Sound mix: Silent
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33 : 1
  • Also known as: One of the Mob
  • "The Crowd" (The Crowd) is a drama film directed by American director Kim Victor , starring Eleanor Boardman and James Murray   . The film was released in the United States on February 18, 1928, but was not released domestically.
    The film tells the story of an optimistic young man who goes to New York to try his luck and finds some happiness at first, but the death of his youngest daughter puts him off the path of his life   .


    • Release date March 3, 1928
    • Filming locations Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
    • Production companies Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

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    • By Alisa 2022-12-04 22:12:54

      the crowd

      The most impressive thing is the film's repeated metaphors

      1. When John's father died, the crowd was in the trapezoidal staircase. The child was in the front. Then there was the hospital ward where John's first child was born. The trapezoidal space seemed to be the cycle of life.

      2. The same thing about life and death is also related to the crowd. When John's father died, the crowd gathered at the stairs of the house and kept a...

    • By Adolphus 2022-12-04 05:08:05

      From Identity to Opposition——The Process of Personality Loss from the Viewpoint of Audience Psychology

      Since the eighteenth century, the evolution of technology has brought many things: it has transformed "traditional society" into "mass society", which is accompanied by the process of industrialization, urbanization and modernization (Lowery & DeFleur, 2009). At that time, new forms of social organization such as bureaucracy, new management models such as the corporate system, and the factory system challenged the humanist idea since the Renaissance that human beings are...

    • By Deja 2022-11-29 15:27:22

      the masses

      What is a little declaration of independence?

      Explaining the timeline to the audience through the collapse of the cardboard like a domino, a very good camera language in the silent film era

      In a telephoto lens, little Johnny came up from the crowd, and when he learned that his father was bad, he gave a close-up shot. It was a good shot.

      The combination of the psychedelic city reflection in the mirror and the perfect multiple exposures, coupled with the footage that...

    • By Calista 2022-10-30 03:59:31

      The movie the crowd should be watched by every working middle class

      Scene 1: In 1900, the Sims kid was born on Independence Day, and Dad thought his son would be known to the world.

      Highlights of the pull tab: Dad's excited expression standing in front of the mirror, in which the doctors and nurses are busy. Saying "I'll give him every chance"

      Time lapse transitions with push to dominoes

    • By Jaunita 2022-10-07 19:48:16

      those sad young people

      At the beginning of "Those Sad Young People", Fitzgerald wrote: "Start with a person, and you will find, before you know it, that you have made a model; start with a model, and you will Found out that you're making--none of the characters. That's because we're all eccentric people, behind our voices and looks, more eccentric than we want anyone to know, or more than The extent to which we know ourselves. Whenever I hear a man claim to be an "ordinary, honest, and outspoken person," I...

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    • By Amara 2023-05-29 12:10:09

      Life is less than a hundred, always worry about a thousand years...

    • By Justus 2023-05-10 13:38:37

      The use of speaking curtains and dialogue scenes has far surpassed many silent films of the same period, and many clever parts have even reached the realm where silence is better than sound at this time. You can't hear it when you look at it. In fact, the empty and flashy flirting is a Really comfortable. excellent...

    • By Xzavier 2023-04-19 07:03:33

      Educate everyone to be a down-to-earth person, not to think too high and have ambitions, so that life is wasted. All beings, most people's souls are equal and mediocre, down-to-earth, one step at a time, and living a good life is the...

    • By Mae 2023-03-04 04:36:01

      8.9 / What is the joy of life? What's the point of dying? Life and death is just to see if there is someone or something worth living for. Movies are divided into eras, but at least the core of the transmission will not be out of date when everyone in the world dies. It's a pity that there is no clearer resource for watching the...

    • By Russell 2023-02-25 11:34:11

      A helpless, and childish little man with a big dream, who is always a member of majority, either in or out of work, his tragicomedic struggle is played out theatrically, but you can see the bone of LIFE belonging to every human...

    Movie plot

    Born on July 4, 1900, John Sims had a future full of unlimited potential. When John was twelve years old, when he was sitting with his friends and discussing what to do when he grew up, little John said that he must be a big man in the future. On that day, his father died. A few years later, little John had grown into a twenty-one-year-old man, and he left the small town where he had lived for many years to come to New York with great...
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    Evaluation action

    In the first half of the twentieth century, MGM was known for producing high-concept movies starring top stars, but in The Crowd, none of those elements were seen. Talented director Kim Vidor did not use the big-name actors with box-office appeal, but let his wife, Polderman, and a man from the crowd, James Mulvey, play the film's hero and heroine. Several other important characters in the film were also found in the same way. This...
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    Movie quotes

    • Party Girl at Bert's Place: Oh, Gee, Baby! How did the angels ever let you leave Heaven?

    • Party Girl at Bert's Place: Gee, but you're a great, big, good lookin' some-account man!

    • Mary: You'd try the patience of a Saint!

      John: You're no soothing syrup yourself!