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The Crowd (King Vidor, USA, 1928)

The performances are absolutely flawless, and astonishing location work in the busy New York streets (including a giddy tour of Coney Island on a blind date) lends a gritty ring of truth to his intensely human odyssey.
— Tom Milne, Time Out

An idealistic young man (James Murray) arrives in New York City determined to become somebody. Instead, he has to settle for being a low-level worker in an enormous office of a nameless corporation, before a chance meeting with a beautiful young woman (Eleanor Boardman) suggests life may be looking up. But the course of true love (and life) never runs smoothly... The Crowd was nominated at the very first Academy Award presentation in 1928, for several awards, including a unique and artistic production for MGM, as well as the award for best director for King Vidor and today is considered one of the most influential silent films.

Earlier Event: August 11
Tufnell Park Film Club Summer Film Quiz
Later Event: August 20
Brazil (Terry Gilliam, UK/USA, 1985)