City Girl Reviews

June 12, 2010
It's distinguished mostly by the great director's special creative touches in filming.
August 29, 2006
Its original title was Bread, which would account for the film's obsession with wheat. The story takes a long time to unfold.
June 24, 2006
Murnau's final Hollywood film is widely underrated.
March 4, 2005
A solid, emotionally charged picture that bridges a gap between German expressionism and poetic realism.
January 1, 2000
Some of Murnau's genius remains in the lighting of individual shots, and particularly in a lyrical sequence in which a man (Charles Farrell), a woman (Mary Duncan), and Murnau's camera dance through a sunlit field.