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THE CROWD

USA, 1928 (MIFF 1978, American Silent Classics)

Director: John W. A. Weaver, Harry Ben, King Vidor

One of the great silent films, The Crowd, is about John, an ambitious young man who fails in love and marries only to find that family life and ambition don't mix. Cast with unknown players, the film was a big critical success in its day

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