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The film was made in 1930 and was renamed "City Girl" and two versions were made. One that is a silent and one with sound. Unfortunately, for 40-years, no one one knew what happened to the film until the silent version was found in 1970 but the version with sound has never been found to this day.
But the film received restoration and now Eureka! is releasing a HD version of "City Girl" on Blu-ray as part of the company's "The Masters of Cinema Series".
"City Girl" is often compared to "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans". With the latter being known as one of the greatest silent films ever made, "City Girl" is not as deep and was not as appreciated back then as it is now.
Where "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans" featured a vamp from the city tries to cajole a farmer to kill his wife and move to the big city with her. In "City Girl", it's the opposite.
The film revolves around a young man named Lem Tustine (played by Charles Farrell) who's father is worried about the family wheat business and noticing the price of wheat plummeting.
The father (played by David Torrence) sends Lem from a small town in Minnesota to the big city of Chicago to sell the wheat for a good price. Upon arriving to the city, and when Lem grabs a bite at a restaurant and this is where he meets a beautiful waitress named Kate (played by Mary Duncan) and both literally fall for each other.Read more ›
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Be careful which one of these you buy. The Blue-Ray is the one that is restored, and the music is upbeat and matches the action of the movie. Read morePublished 4 months ago by David I
This is a great movie, but in the version I bought (Televista 2008) it's not a very good image transfer. Worth watching, though, for Murnau's wonderful artistry.Published on December 11, 2013 by Quincy Adams
This is one of these restorations that looks like it was shot yesterday, the print used is visually rich and stunning, and I cannot say enough about it. Of course F. W. Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by Gene E. McCluney
I find this to be one of Murnau's best films a hidden gem. Mary Duncan has a sex appeal thats is hard to explain and Charles Farrell plays the role perfectly with a boyish naive... Read morePublished on April 20, 2009 by scott
This is one of director F.W. Murnau's last films. The plot involves a young man from the country traveling to Chicago to sell the family's wheat crop. Read morePublished on March 29, 2009 by Hounddawg1963