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 Franco 2023-09-21 22:30:46

      Nominated for Best Feature Film Director and Best Art Film at the first Academy Awards. I thought it was a war and revolution movie with a grand theme. Later, I found out that it was a small-scale movie with a love theme. However, there was such a powerful existence as the sunrise in those days. In all aspects, this movie seems too mediocre, and the story is plain and cliché without waves. Also gave a happy ending, no courage. But photography is...

    • By Rowland 2023-08-30 12:34:54

      John and Mary, ordinary names, ordinary little people, ordinary stories, great national...

    • By Lina 2023-08-09 11:36:28

      The world is impermanent, bitter and joyful, nothing and great things are never achieved, maybe it is true that the wife and children are on the kang head? When the protagonist plays and sings, the limitations of silent films are immediately...

    • By Daniela 2023-07-16 10:29:42

      The composition is thoughtful, with two inverted isosceles trapezoids, the first of which is John Sims walking up the stairs to face his father's death, and the other being the birth of new life guided by a hospital bed. Perhaps the most tragic thing is to be the person who I once laughed at and despised. At the end, the protagonist's family watched the clown performance with heartless laughter. The camera pulled back, and the whole row of the same cheerful people was really impressive, and the...

    • By Ollie 2023-07-03 17:36:40

      Excerpted from a subtitle of a 1928 silent film: Johnny was eleven years old at the time, and like seven million people in New York, he thought New York could not do without...

    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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    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

    • Bert: [Making introductions] Jane... John! John... Jane! Mary... John! John... Mary!

    • Bert: [Advice to Johnny as he leaves on his honeymoon] Don't forget to pull down the shades.

    • Train Porter: Did I hear you-all speakin' 'bout havin' yo' bed made up?