Second Saturday Silent Cinema Presents: The Crowd

Second Saturday Silent Cinema Presents: The Crowd
  • Selected for Preservation, National Film Registry
    National Film Registry

A film by King Vidor
Starring Eleanor Boardman, James Murray and Bert Roach

Poignant and uncompromising, The Crowd is a timeless tale of the American everyman.

A classic story of a young man from a small town who heads to New York to pursue his dreams of big success in the big city but soon finds himself just one of many faceless workers in a large company.

The film tells the story of John (James Murray) and Mary (Eleanor Boardman) without sentimentality or melodrama and eloquently captures the reality of their lives, regrets, brief triumphs and disappointments in an impersonal metropolis. While not a box office success when it was first released, The Crowd has consistently been hailed as one the best and most enduring silent films and was one of the first 25 films to be selected for preservation by the Library of Congress National Film Registry.


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Running Time
98 mins

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