New Rochelle Plays Hollywood: The Crowd

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The Crowd (1928) Starring Eleanor Boardman and James Murray.  Directed by King Vidor (98 minutes).

One of the last of the great silent films, it tells the story of John Sims and his wife, Mary. It does so simply and effectively depicting the courtship of the couple and the love they feel despite what life brings them. They are but two in the crowd that is New York. The Crowd is one of the first 25 films selected by The Library of Congress for preservation in the United States Film Registry.  Nominated for two Academy Awards at the first presentation in 1929.

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New Rochelle Plays Hollywood is a new film series presented by the New Rochelle Public Library. Prior to the screening, film aficionado Les Srager will introduce the history of the film and its creative personnel with a discussion period following the screening. The fall series features films of New York.