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City Girl (1930 film)

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Genre  Drama, Romance
7.9/10 IMDb

Director  F. W. Murnau
Country  United States
City Girl (1930 film) movie poster
Language  Silent film English intertitles
Writer  Marion Orth, Berthold Viertel
Release date  February 16, 1930 (1930-02-16)
Based on  The Mud Turtle  by Elliott Lester
Music director  Christopher Caliendo, Arthur Kay
Screenplay  Marion Orth, Berthold Viertel, H.H. Caldwell, Katherine Hilliker
Cast  Charles Farrell (Lem Tustine), Mary Duncan (Kate), David Torrence (Lem's father), Edith Yorke (Lem's mother), Anne Shirley (Marie Tustine (as Dawn O'Day)), Tom McGuire (Matey)
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A wheat farmer (David Torrence) predicts his sons (Charles Farrell) lover will be unfaithful.


City Girl (1930 film) movie scenes

City Girl is an American 1930 silent film directed by F.W. Murnau. The director wanted the film to be called Our Daily Bread.

A version of the film, with some sound elements, was made alongside the silent version. Today the sound version is lost.

Lem goes to Chicago to sell the wheat his family has grown on their farm in Minnesota. There he meets the waitress Kate. They fall in love and get married before going back to the farm. Kate is accepted by Lem's mother and kid sister but is rejected by his father, who believes she married for the money. (And the fact that Lem didn't get a fair price for the wheat is her fault too). The reapers arrive and quickly they make things even more complicated by making their move on Kate. Lem misunderstands the situation and believes Kate is actually interested. In despair Kate leaves the farm and Lem goes looking for her.


The city girl Kate falls in love with farmer Lem. He takes Kate to his family farm but Kate has trouble being accepted by the family.


  • Charles Farrell as Lem Tustine
  • Mary Duncan as Kate
  • David Torrence as Mr Tustine
  • Edith Yorke as Mrs Tustine
  • Anne Shirley as Marie Tustine
  • Tom McGuire as Matey
  • Richard Alexander as Mac
  • Pat Rooney as Butch
  • Ed Brady as Reaper
  • Roscoe Ates as Reaper
  • Mark Hamilton as Hungry Reaper
  • Ivan Linow as Taxi Driver
  • Arnold Lucy as Cafe Patron
  • Helen Lynch as Girl On Train
  • Jack Pennick as Reaper
  • Guinn Williams as Reaper
  • References

    City Girl (1930 film) Wikipedia
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