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The Crowd (1928) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by King Vidor and produced by Irving Thalberg.

The Crowd was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1989.

Academy Awards 1927/28 --- Ceremony Number 1 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best DirectorKing VidorNominated
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A FACE IN THE CROWD ( 1957 )

By Theresa Brown on Nov 6, 2016 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

One of my favorite films is ?A FACE IN THE CROWD.? Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal and Walter?Matthau were wonderful. In fact, I enjoyed every one?s characterizations and Elia Kazan?s message of cynicism was spot on. Power brokers…false prophets… charlatans…snake oil salesmen and dema... Read full article


A Face in the Crowd (1957)

By Beatrice on Jun 17, 2016 From Flickers in Time

A Face in the Crowd Directed by Elia Kazan Written by Budd Schulberg 1957/USA Newtown Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Lonesome Rhodes: Marcia, I put my whole self into everything I do. This is must-see viewing during any U.S. political campaign but is fantastic any time. Marcia Jeffri... Read full article


The Crowd (1928)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 17, 2016 From 4 Star Films

The Crowd is a true piece of urban Americana, setting the standard when it comes to your average everyday American. King Vidor’s film lacks big-name star power and plays on a universal story similar to Murnau’s Sunrise.?Our protagonist is Johnny Sims, who was fittingly born on the 4th of... Read full article


The Crowd (1928)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 17, 2016 From 4 Star Films

The Crowd is a true piece of urban Americana, setting the standard when it comes to your average everyday American. King Vidor’s film lacks big-name star power and plays on a universal story similar to Murnau’s Sunrise.?Our protagonist is Johnny Sims, who was fittingly born on the 4th of... Read full article


THE CROWD ( 1928 )

By Theresa Brown on Jun 26, 2015 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

I did it. I did it for History. I did not blink. I did not avoid. I did not retreat. I watched a silent movie. ?THE CROWD.? WoW! What a simple epic tale of the life of a young man. I was stunned and amazed by the simple, straightforwardness of this tale. But not simple for simple?s sake. It’s... Read full article


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Quotes from

John 'Johnny' Sims: Marriage is not a word, it's a *sentence*!


John 'Johnny' Sims: Look at that crowd! The poor slobs... all in the same rut!


John 'Johnny' Sims: Everything is gonna be roses when my ship comes in.
Mary: Your ship? A worm must be towing it from the North Pole!


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Facts about

King Vidor shot nine different endings before settling on the one used in the finished film, because MGM did not like to release films without a positive ending.
The first American film to show a toilet.
Despite the widespread critical and mild box office success, MGM head Louis B. Mayer despised the picture partly because of the depressing theme but mainly because he thought it was obscene due to the bathroom scene that featured a toilet.
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The Crowd

Released 1928
Inducted 1989
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