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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.

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"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