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(1928, Paul Fejös) Glenn Tryon and Barbara Kent, two single-roomed Gotham dwellers, meet and lose each other at Coney Island — but then discover... Fejös’ tour de force. Silent with musical score and talking sequences. Print courtesy George Eastman House.  Approx. 69 min. 35mm.



"An exquisite, poetic 1928 masterpiece... Deserves to be ranked with The Crowd as well as Sunrise, though it's not nearly as well-known as either... Fejos, who later became an anthropologist, was already interested in ethnographic archetypes when he made this picture, which makes city life seem like a labyrinth in a fairy tale—as intricate and inscrutable, but also as enchanted."
– Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

"Visually complex...a peculiar appeal." – Time Out New York

“Paul Fejos's charming partial talkie is a wonderful celebration of 1920s New York, the era's definitive evocation of poignant anonymity amid the metropolitan crowd.”
– J. Hoberman, Village Voice