Lonesome (1928)

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Two lonely people discover short-lived happiness in this silent drama. Jim (Glenn Tryon) and Mary (Barbara Kent) live in the same rooming house in New York City, though they've never met; Jim works in a metal fabricating plant, and Mary runs a switchboard for the telephone company. While both have friends, they both long for something more in their lives. One afternoon, Jim decides to go to Coney Island to see the famous amusement park, and on the bus he spies Mary. Jim finds her attractive, and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Edward T. Lowe Jr., Mann Page, Edward T. Lowe, Tom Reed
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On DVD: Aug 28, 2012
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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Lonesome, Paul Fejos's exquisite, poetic 1928 masterpiece about love and estrangement in the big city, deserves to be ranked with The Crowd as well as Sunrise, though it's not nearly as well-known as either.

Full Review… | February 27, 2013
Chicago Reader
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Dr Fejos has paid more attention to his interesting dissolves and double exposures than he has to the characterization of his story.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
New York Times
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Although to a large extent the two characters are basic archetypes, as a writer and director Fejös has a poet's touch when it comes to the details of phrase and gesture.

Full Review… | February 27, 2013
PopMatters

This was Universal's first sound film with only three dialog scenes (all on the beach).

Full Review… | February 27, 2013
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's perhaps the ultimate film in urban alienation.

Full Review… | November 5, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I don't hesitate to call it a masterpiece -- and the best film I've seen in 2012.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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