DirectorF. W. Murnau Duration CountryUnited States
English intertitles WriterMarion Orth, Berthold Viertel Release dateFebruary 16, 1930 (1930-02-16) Based onThe Mud Turtle
by Elliott Lester Music directorChristopher Caliendo, Arthur Kay ScreenplayMarion Orth, Berthold Viertel, H.H. Caldwell, Katherine Hilliker CastCharles 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) Similar moviesCrazy, Stupid, Love., Dances with Wolves, Memento, Sex and Lucia, Monster's Ball, No Strings Attached
A wheat farmer (David Torrence) predicts his sons (Charles Farrell) lover will be unfaithful.
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.