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* TunnelOfLove: John and Mary go through a TunnelOfLove ride at Coney Island. The gag is that at the end, a curtain labeled "Do They Neck?" is pulled back, to show onlookers outside who is and isn't kissing at the end of the ride.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: While John and Mary were riding on top of a double-decker bus, they pass a down-and-out juggling clown on the busy street, with a sandwich board sign plastered on his front advertising Brockton's". Then John mocked the man's job and appearance, unaware that [[spoiler: he would also be applying for that same job towards the end of the film as a desperate man trying to get a job after he quit his previous one.]]


One of the most daring, groundbreaking films made in UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood--or ever, possibly. Directed by one of the great filmmakers of the era, Creator/KingVidor, ''The Crowd'' (1928) stars James Murray as John Sims, a young man blissfully confident that he'll be a great success when he comes to the big city. The only problem is that he thinks he'll succeed by thinking up corny advertising slogans or finding some big idea rather than actually working hard or applying himself. Eleanor Boardman plays his loving, supportive wife Mary.

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One of the most daring, groundbreaking films made in UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood--or ever, possibly. Directed by one of the great filmmakers of the era, Creator/KingVidor, ''The Crowd'' (1928) stars James Murray as John Sims, a young man who's blissfully confident that he'll be a great success when he comes to the big city. The only problem is that he thinks he'll succeed by thinking up corny advertising slogans or finding some big idea rather than actually working hard or applying himself. Eleanor Boardman plays his loving, supportive wife Mary.


One of the most daring, groundbreaking films made in UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood--or ever, possibly. Directed by one of the great filmmakers of the era, Creator/KingVidor, ''The Crowd'' stars James Murray as John Sims, a young man blissfully confident that he'll be a great success when he comes to the big city. The only problem is that he thinks he'll succeed by thinking up corny advertising slogans or finding some big idea rather than actually working hard or applying himself. Eleanor Boardman plays his loving, supportive wife Mary.

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One of the most daring, groundbreaking films made in UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood--or ever, possibly. Directed by one of the great filmmakers of the era, Creator/KingVidor, ''The Crowd'' (1928) stars James Murray as John Sims, a young man blissfully confident that he'll be a great success when he comes to the big city. The only problem is that he thinks he'll succeed by thinking up corny advertising slogans or finding some big idea rather than actually working hard or applying himself. Eleanor Boardman plays his loving, supportive wife Mary.


One of the most daring, groundbreaking films made in Hollywood in the 1920s--or ever, possibly. Directed by one of the great filmmakers of the era, Creator/KingVidor, ''The Crowd'' stars James Murray as John Sims, a young man blissfully confident that he'll be a great success when he comes to the big city. The only problem is that he thinks he'll succeed by thinking up corny advertising slogans or finding some big idea rather than actually working hard or applying himself. Eleanor Boardman plays his loving, supportive wife Mary.

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One of the most daring, groundbreaking films made in Hollywood in the 1920s--or UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood--or ever, possibly. Directed by one of the great filmmakers of the era, Creator/KingVidor, ''The Crowd'' stars James Murray as John Sims, a young man blissfully confident that he'll be a great success when he comes to the big city. The only problem is that he thinks he'll succeed by thinking up corny advertising slogans or finding some big idea rather than actually working hard or applying himself. Eleanor Boardman plays his loving, supportive wife Mary.

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* TokenMinority: Amongst John's ChildhoodFriends is one black boy.


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* DisappearedDad: John's father dies unexpectedly four minutes into the film.



* InfantImmortality: Averted. The Sims' little daughter is run down in the street and killed.



** While on his first date with Mary, John spies a man juggling balls while dressed as a clown and wearing a sandwich-board advertisement. Laughing and pointing, he says: "The poor sap! And I bet his father thought he would be President!" (In the opening scene, John's father told the doctor attending his birth, "There's a little man the world is going to hear from all right.")
*** Doubly ironic, in that John winds up taking the very same juggling job toward the end of the film.

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** While on his first date with Mary, John spies a man juggling balls while dressed as a clown and wearing a sandwich-board advertisement. Laughing and pointing, he says: "The poor sap! And I bet his father thought he would be President!" (In the opening scene, John's father told the doctor attending his birth, "There's a little man the world is going to hear from all right.")
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") Doubly ironic, in that John winds up taking the very same juggling job toward the end of the film.


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* NoNameGiven: Mary and John's daughter is unnamed despite being a pivotal character. Their son narrowly avoids fhis by being called "Junior" (thus it can be assumed he's named after his father).


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* PanickyExpectantFather:
** John's father is obviously nervous when he's born at the start.
** John himself is panicky at the birth of his first child.


* NiagaraFalls: Where John and Mary go for their honeymoon.


* FatBestFriend: Played with. Fat, jolly Bert seems like the prototypical sidekick to handsome protagonist John, but Bert actually works hard at his job and winds up far more successful in life than John does, to the point of becoming one of Johnís bosses.

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* FatBestFriend: Played with. Fat, jolly Bert seems like the prototypical sidekick to handsome protagonist John, but Bert actually works hard at his job and winds up far more successful in life than John does, to the point of becoming one of Johnís John's bosses.


* FatBestFriend: Played with. Fat, jolly Bert seems like the prototypical sidekick to handsome protagonist John, but Bert actually works hard at his job and winds up far more successful in life than John does.

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* FatBestFriend: Played with. Fat, jolly Bert seems like the prototypical sidekick to handsome protagonist John, but Bert actually works hard at his job and winds up far more successful in life than John does.does, to the point of becoming one of Johnís bosses.

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* DeathOfAChild: The death of John and Mary's little daughter, run down in the street by a truck, is the catalyst for the second half of the plot. Their lives and marriage unravel as John is unable to deal with his grief.


* FatBestFriend: Played with. Fat, jolly Bert seems like the prototypical sidekick to handsome protagonist John, but Bert actually works hard at his job and winds up far more successful in life than John does.



* {{Sidekick}}: Subverted. Fat, jolly Bert seems like the prototypical sidekick to handsome protagonist John, but Bert actually works hard at his job and winds up far more successful in life than John does.


-> "The crowd laughs with you always--but it will cry with you only for a day."

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-> "The ->''"The crowd laughs with you always--but it will cry with you only for a day."
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''The Crowd'' was recognized as brilliant at the time, earning nominations at the first UsefulNotes/AcademyAward ceremony for Best Director and Unique and Artistic Production (the latter being an alternate Best Picture award that was never given again). The years have not lessened its critical standing. In 1989 it was one of the first 25 films selected by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the National Film Registry. In 1934 Vidor made a sequel, ''Film/OurDailyBread'', with different actors playing John and Mary Sims.

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''The Crowd'' was recognized as brilliant at the time, earning nominations at the first UsefulNotes/AcademyAward ceremony for Best Director and Unique and Artistic Production (the latter being an alternate Best Picture award that was never given again). The years have not lessened its critical standing. In 1989 it was one of the first 25 films selected by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the National Film Registry.

In 1934 Vidor made a sequel, ''Film/OurDailyBread'', with different actors playing John and Mary Sims.


''The Crowd'' was one of the most daring, groundbreaking films made in Hollywood in the 1920s--or ever, possibly. Directed by one of the great filmmakers of the era, Creator/KingVidor, ''The Crowd'' stars James Murray as John Sims, a young man blissfully confident that he'll be a great success when he comes to the big city. The only problem is that he thinks he'll succeed by thinking up corny advertising slogans or finding some big idea rather than actually working hard or applying himself. Eleanor Boardman plays his loving, supportive wife Mary.

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''The Crowd'' was one One of the most daring, groundbreaking films made in Hollywood in the 1920s--or ever, possibly. Directed by one of the great filmmakers of the era, Creator/KingVidor, ''The Crowd'' stars James Murray as John Sims, a young man blissfully confident that he'll be a great success when he comes to the big city. The only problem is that he thinks he'll succeed by thinking up corny advertising slogans or finding some big idea rather than actually working hard or applying himself. Eleanor Boardman plays his loving, supportive wife Mary.

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