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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): Lonesome Rhodes is No Andy Taylor

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 26, 2019 From 4 Star Films

It begins?unobtrusively enough. In a backwater Arkansas jail, a drunkard plays his guitar on a radio segment of “A Face in the Crowd” being broadcast from his cell. They don’t know it quite yet but soon the host who found him, Marcia Jeffries (Patricia Neal), and Larry “Lones... Read full article


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


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Quotes from

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!


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!


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Facts about

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.
The first American film to show a toilet.
While MGM liked the script they thought there was very little chance it would turn a profit. Despite the risk, studio production head Irving Thalberg let King Vidor film this as a pet project because Vidor had made many successful pictures for the studio - and even more importantly had made the studio a lot of money. As it turned out, the film grossed more than twice what it cost to make.
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Released 1928
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