My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Crowd

BBBB.5

(out of 5)


is terrific as John Sims, an American born on the fourth of July to parents who expect great things of his life. The result is actually quite disappointing when he gets married to a lovely young woman () and never makes it far enough in his career to provide her with a good life. The hardships of their economic situation, followed by the devastation of a personal tragedy, end up threatening to tear their whole marriage apart unless he’s able to pull himself back together and save what remains of his life. This wonderful slice of the back end of the American Dream is photographed with precision and directed to perfection by King Vidor. The performances are surprisingly natural, with such powerful expressions on the actor’s faces that you’ll feel like you can hear them speak.


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

USA, 1928

Directed by

Screenplay by King Vidor, , titles by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1927/1928

 

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