The Crowd is the 1928 King Widor American feature film.
|In the main|
|Elinor Boardman |
The main character of the film, John, came to New York from a remote province. He dreams of becoming the “king” of advertising, but, faced with bitter reality, is forced to work as a clerk. He falls in love, marries. After the wedding, the newlyweds settle in a small standard apartment. A child appears, life becomes complicated. With the birth of a second child, material difficulties increase. The main character is lucky, he received a prize, but misfortune comes after him - his daughter dies under the wheels of a car. John became absent-minded and fired from his job. Need leads to disagreement in the family. The wife is going to leave John, but one day he returns home happy - he finally made money. He was lucky - he got a job as a porter of a billboard.
The film "The Crowd" was created at a time when the first signs of an approaching economic crisis appeared in the country. The life of the hero of the film echoes reality. The realistic picture posed in all its acuteness the problem of the "little man."
- Elinor Boardman - Mary
- James Murray - John Sims
- Burt Roach - Burt
- Estelle Clark - Jane
- Dell Henderson - Dick
- S.V. Komarov . The history of foreign cinema. Volume 1. A silent movie . - M.: “Art”, 1965.