Release dateJune 20, 1928 (silent version)
Sept 30, 1928 (sound version) WriterMann Page (story), Edward T. Lowe Jr. (adaptation), Edward T. Lowe Jr. (scenario), Tom Reed (scenario), Tom Reed (titles) ScreenplayEdward T. Lowe, Jr., Tom Reed CastBarbara Kent (Mary), Glenn Tryon (Jim), Fay Holderness (overdressed woman), Gusztáv Pártos (romantic gentleman), Eddie Phillips (sportive gentleman), Andy Devine (Jim's friend) Similar moviesJurassic World, Her, Jurassic Park, Cast Away, Another Year, In Your Eyes
A few moments from lonesome 1928
Lonesome is a 1928 silent film by Hungarian-born American director Paul Fejos. It was produced and distributed by Universal Pictures. In 2010, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". The film was released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on August 28, 2012 as part of The Criterion Collection.
It was remade in 1935 as a comedy called The Affair of Susan.
Two lonely people in the big city meet and enjoy the thrills of an amusement park, only to lose each other in the crowd after spending a great day together. Will they ever see each other again?
In New York, Mary is a telephone operator who lives alone and is lonely. Jim is a factory worker who lives alone and is lonely. Each decides to go to the beach (presumably Coney Island) and both are captivated with each other, eventually realizing, moreover, that they really do like each other. Having gone from loneliness to finding love, enjoying the company of each other and having fun, they are – due to exigent circumstances and hundreds of visitors to the beach that day – both separated from the other. Only knowing each others first name, and having only a small photo of each other, Jim and Mary are desperate to find each other. Will these two lonesome individuals who have discovered their love for each other...lose it all that same day?
Barbara Kent as Mary
Glenn Tryon as Jim
Fay Holderness as Overdressed woman
Gustav Partos as Romantic gentleman
Eddie Phillips as The sport
Lonesome was one of the first motion pictures to have sound and a couple of talking scenes. It was released in both silent and mono versions. Original existing prints of the film also have some scenes colored with stencils.