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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... (imdb)

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City Girl belongs to 36 collections
1. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2008 revision) (public: moderated by Scottathon - 34 stars)
2. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2010 revision) (public: moderated by MMAlpha - 29 stars)
3. They Shoot Pictures' Recommended Viewing (public: moderated by Cinephile - 15 stars)
4. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2011 revision) (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 13 stars)
5. The Obscure, the Forgotten, and the Unloved (public: moderated by MMAlpha - 10 stars)
6. Best of criticker: Drama (public: moderated by avgcrtckr - 8 stars)
7. Silent (public: moderated by Dorkovsky - 6 stars)
8. IMDb Top of The 1930's (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 6 stars)
9. Masters of Cinema (public: moderated by hristos - 4 stars)
10. Best of criticker: Romance (public: moderated by avgcrtckr - 4 stars)
11. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2007 revision) (public: moderated by Scottathon - 3 stars)
12. Silent Greats (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 1 star)
13. Doubling the Canon (2012 update) (public: moderated by Cinephile - 1 star)
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Date User Score
Jan 23 porzano porzano
64T8
Jan 05 ellipsoid ellipsoid
6T7
Dec 28, 2017 mathiasa
100T10
Dec 20, 2017 Systematicer
90T10
Dec 08, 2017 Lonewolf2003
85T9
Dec 06, 2017 Erenov Erenov
90T9
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
90T10
Oct 19, 2017 Batty Batty
85T9
Oct 12, 2017 Kobaruon Kobaruon
80T8
Sep 18, 2017 Yiannos Yiannos
75T8
(Viewed in 2013): I have a small confession to make: I find Sunrise overrated. Yet I love Murnau. How do I reconcile the two? Quite easily in fact. City Girl is better than Sunrise because it's less of a showpiece and it doesn't sag in the middle. While it lacks the standout shots of Sunrise, its graceful rhythms, its ebb and flow, make for a smoother viewing experience. It's also less typical insofar as the rural folk are more corrupt than the city girl, who has good intentions. Underrated.
Aug 19, 2017 wetwillies wetwillies
85T6
Jul 29, 2017 hadi17
80T6
May 09, 2017 filmcricket
64T7
Apr 26, 2017 bernardobrum bernardobrum
90T9
Apr 19, 2017 Andras
80T6
Apr 09, 2017 ICMforum
90T6
Mar 27, 2017 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
47T5
Mar 11, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
76T10
Mar 06, 2017 annie annie
78T9
Feb 01, 2017 Lilarcor Lilarcor
85T9
Jan 03, 2017 nickv nickv
67T6
Dec 23, 2016 CesarCastag
96T10
Dec 22, 2016 00noone
100T10
Dec 12, 2016 fabiovisnadi fabiovisnadi
94T10
Nov 24, 2016 Ronin22
75T10
Jun 19, 2016 JD82
1T3
Jun 05, 2016 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
40T10
May 02, 2016 giska giska
54T7
Mar 28, 2016 LordCouture
82T9
Mar 16, 2016 arno74mm
60T6
Mar 08, 2016 glumpy99 glumpy_99
94T9
Feb 27, 2016 tommy_leazaq
54T4
Feb 23, 2016 micmac micmac•
70T7
Feb 22, 2016 scottmcc scott.mcc
80T9
Feb 21, 2016 FrancoZero FrancoZero
13T6
Star Rating: ★★★1/2
Feb 21, 2016 bizarreeye bizarre_eye
80T9
Jan 23, 2016 kennardjon
79T8
Jan 05, 2016 RavynLoony RavynLoony
73T9
Dec 16, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
41T10
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
73T6
Dec 07, 2015 ITBSPodcast ITBSPodcast
100T6
"'We are SMART cinephiles!'" http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/12/episode-82-cinema-masters-vol-xi.html
Nov 30, 2015 GrimsChild GrimsChild
40T4
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
80T9
Oct 26, 2015 auhasarderik auhasarderik
6T4
Oct 16, 2015 Niska Niska
46T9
Sep 09, 2015 FullHD
83T10
Aug 22, 2015 moodeuce
80T8
Jul 15, 2015 Caracortada
65T8
Jul 15, 2015 thirdeye42
88T10
Jun 27, 2015 Aramis
70T7
May 18, 2015 zetes
100T10
Apr 30, 2015 ironhorse
70T6
Apr 29, 2015 acrolyne acrolyne
80T6
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
80T6
Mar 21, 2015 backwardsuit backwardsuit
83T9
Echoes of Sunrise with more focused & meaty plot but less dreamlike fantasy. Great cinematography and solid acting, both settings are beautifully realised and wonderfully nuanced.
Feb 15, 2015 TartanLlama
80T8
Feb 13, 2015 graveyardtan graveyardtan
80T6
Mary Duncan sure gets put through the wringer. Jesus, it's like watching a Von Trier film.
Feb 03, 2015 lisa_ii lisa-
35T7
romantic histrionics. a bit sickly sweet in the beginning, and the dialogue is just awful, but it still manages to be very enjoyable, with moments of cinematic brilliance always arriving before the whole them-ol'-country-farmin'-folk vibe became too grating.
Feb 03, 2015 fresh1692
85T8
Jan 29, 2015 LosWochos
87T6
Dec 14, 2014 felixm85
83T9
Dec 08, 2014 ehk2 ehk2
69T9
Nov 30, 2014 10kfilms
93T10
Nov 24, 2014 dourface dourface
90T10
Nov 09, 2014 manwhonose
94T8
Beautifully shot and well-crafted film that, unlike some other similar fare, doesn't depict the city as a harsh, frenetic place and the country as idllyilc - it's not as simplistic a stance that the film takes. It seems to be saying it's not the place that makes it what it is, but rather one's attitude towards it.
Nov 02, 2014 mfl
70T9
Oct 21, 2014 Dorkovsky Dorkovsky
8T10
Oct 12, 2014 maborosi maborosi
86T10
Oct 02, 2014 Hallogallo Hallogallo
8T7
Sep 13, 2014 vovin_
69T9
Sep 05, 2014 themadelf66 themadelf66
80T8
Aug 11, 2014 ozgunsungur
46T2
Aug 04, 2014 BaalMan
80T6
Aug 03, 2014 jackinthebox jackinthebox
100T10
Jul 18, 2014 gargantua gargantua
80T9
Jun 01, 2014 themagician
80T8
May 24, 2014 EmeraldGuard EmeraldGuard
70T4
Apr 30, 2014 caffe
81T8
Mar 30, 2014 kastenm kastenm
77T8
Mar 11, 2014 fakesenator fakesenator
90T9
Feb 04, 2014 whitejeft whitejeft
96T10
Dec 03, 2013 jos21
75T10
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
90T10
Nov 19, 2013 JooJoo JooJoo
4T6
Nov 06, 2013 WBadger WBadger
92T10
Oct 16, 2013 glm01
80T6
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Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
100T10
Sep 04, 2013 Barkinson
50T4
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
90T10
Jun 23, 2013 DrinkMilk
70T8
Jun 16, 2013 Moribunny Moribunny
78T9
Lesser known but slightly better than Sunrise. It's a simplistic moral tale, but indescribably tasteful and elegant in every way. The language of the dialogue is just the right slang, the acting is theatrical but very right, and the photography is beautiful without pretense or arrogance. Perhaps its most thrilling aspect is its inspection of gender relations in a world where cities were quickly modernizing, while out in the sticks female independence was as yet unheard of.
Mar 10, 2013 Rey
78T6
Filme simples, mas com ideias interessantes, especialmente, pelo diálogo estabelecido com Aurora(Murnau). A oposição campo/cidade é novamente abordada. Em vez da cidade como algo negativo(Aurora), agora se coloca o homem como o grande problema ("eu pensei que os homens do campo fossem diferentes"). Porém, novamente o amor se coloca como caminho de redenção, embora se trate de hábitos ou criações tão distintas como Lem/Kate. Aurora é artisticamente mais completo, porém este filme complementa bem
Feb 20, 2013 Ronin21
81T8
Feb 18, 2013 Sinemaestro Amadeus
78T10
Dec 02, 2012 PUNQ
90T10
Nov 13, 2012 Magmadiver Magmadiver
88T9
Oct 08, 2012 Kowry Kowry
40T10
Oct 05, 2012 TMDaines TMDaines
75T6
Aug 20, 2012 Antoine
80T7
Jul 27, 2012 green_man Edson Abas
84T9
Jul 13, 2012 jethro
95T10
Jun 08, 2012 Mochard Mochard
71T9
May 31, 2012 debaser1985
87T10
May 22, 2012 nrm5
67T8
Apr 11, 2012 ManInBlack ManInBlack
7T7
Apr 03, 2012 Not_Yuman Not Yuman
80T8
Mar 17, 2012 NRM02
56T6
Mar 11, 2012 Petit_poid PetitePoid
85T7
Mar 05, 2012 manymoons manymoons
79T7
Mar 04, 2012 guvolefou guvolefou
81T8
Dec 30, 2011 Lone_Wolf miller
5T4
Dec 09, 2011 Mr_Mxyzptlk Mr. Mxyzptlk
100T6
Dec 04, 2011 Kadrian Kadrian
50T5
Decent film! Makes me want to go out and beat up some ill-mannered hicks. Man, that guy with the teeth was UGLY. I hope for his sake they weren't real.
Dec 02, 2011 theyshoot11
53T1
#939
Nov 23, 2011 mightysparks mightysparks
80T10
Nov 06, 2011 MrsEmmaPeel MrsEmmaPeel
86T9
Oct 12, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
76T10
Sep 27, 2011 Noe Denis
80T4
Aug 08, 2011 matty5190 matty5190
90T10
Jul 10, 2011 LLawliet L Lawliet
75T5
May 27, 2011 Scottathon Scottathon
83T9
May 03, 2011 darthfrede darthfrede
70T6
Apr 30, 2011 FallFoliage
80T10
Apr 08, 2011 FlixR8rRedux
72T5
Feb 23, 2011 FlixR8r FlixR8r
72T8
Feb 13, 2011 Siltem Siltem
64T7
Jan 29, 2011 macumbalove macumbalove
50T6
Jan 22, 2011 zequalquer ze_qualquer
80T9
Jan 17, 2011 martryn martryn
82T9
Ok, I admit, I don't know shit about silent films. But there were these great facial expressions and shit, and I stayed awake through the entire thing. And the DVD had a special feature talking about Murnau's 4 Devils and that was even more interesting than the movie itself.
Dec 14, 2010 jodamico jodamico
79T8
Dec 03, 2010 Madeline Madeline
99T8
Oct 06, 2010 Icarus Icarus
82T8
Murnau takes a slightly implausible story to heights it would not have reached with another director. Two passages of the film stand out for their beauty and poetry: the harvest scenes and the return home after Lem's wedding. Murnau focuses on the concrete elements simply, allowing the power of these significant moments in these people's lives to shine without covering them up with dialogue and plot. Not to the level of Sunrise (what is?), City Girl remains a fine film in its own right.
Sep 22, 2010 Al Chambers
87T5
Sep 22, 2010 JerryJ JerryJ
70T7
Aug 27, 2010 hitchmycock hitchmycock
80T3
Aug 17, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
79T9
Aug 04, 2010 tcl.polley
0T6
Jul 02, 2010 Criminal5 Alex Watkins
3T6
It's a fine melodrama, but it strains credulity a bit too much to be great. Everything is a bit too neatly plotted, happens a bit too quickly, and so on. Still, it manages to be touching and captivating and Murnau's compositional sensibilities are fantastic as always, even if this doesn't have the photographic magnificence of Sunrise or The Last Laugh. A damn good film.
Jun 20, 2010 jen11x
75T7
Jun 19, 2010 Gurrkin Gurrkin ()
73T8
Robo-budgie!!!
May 24, 2010 novocaine69
63T7
May 16, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
68T6
May 01, 2010 Coheed
70T7
Feb 23, 2010 kjfellows kokirijazz
4T6
Jan 21, 2010 onetwothree
90T10
Jan 19, 2010 Eddie Yang
87T8
Jan 15, 2010 theyshoot10
55T2
905
Jan 05, 2010 Pickpocket Pickpocket
6T6
The love story unfolds too fast to be grounded in any sort of believability, which is common for films this old. If you can get past how ridiculous everything is, then it is quite good. Not as good as Sunrise, but some of the shots are way ahead of their time and everything looks really good.
Dec 14, 2009 rudolf55
90T8
Dec 05, 2009 jsim596
4T8
Oct 03, 2009 winds winds
8T10
Sep 12, 2009 negative
4T10
Sep 10, 2009 undinum undinum
95T10
Aug 29, 2009 roujin roujin
70T8
Aug 26, 2009 jewellrunner jewellrunner
98T10
Aug 16, 2009 NilbogSavant NilbogSavant
86T8
Aug 11, 2009 m4th3u5
90T8
Jun 15, 2009 Stain Stain
60T5
May 29, 2009 chemical404 chemical404
73T9
Lightning, shadows, close-up shots. Naivety and lonely potted plant in the cramped apartments in the city. Great depression and great love. Murnau is master of poetic realism.
May 25, 2009 allisoncm allisoncm
72T8
May 22, 2009 patrickped patrickped
90T10
May 20, 2009 Veterini Veterini
86T9
Apr 23, 2009 Simon M.
99T10
Apr 20, 2009 imdb imdb
79T10
Apr 06, 2009 demonhatesme
80T6
Mar 03, 2009 Dally Dally
90T9
Feb 16, 2009 boxgod boxgod
65T5
Feb 06, 2009 willofgaia willofgaia
90T8
Similar to Sunrise in story, but what it lacks in comparison to Sunrise's grandeur it makes up for in focused beauty. Some of the best shots of fields of wheat in film ever -- certainly up there with Days of Heaven.
Feb 02, 2009 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
80T10
Jan 26, 2009 filmaffinity filmaffinity
73T9
Jan 04, 2009 TJ Ximenez
100T9
Dec 19, 2008 theyshoot08
55T2
901
Dec 18, 2008 sidehacker sidehacker
78T8
Dec 03, 2008 eliadorus eliadorus
7T5
Oct 18, 2008 Squalido
80T2
Aug 25, 2008 coltrane
6T9
Aug 06, 2008 goran
32T2
Jul 13, 2008 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
78T7
A very engaging story from Murnau, just about as good as Sunrise, and maybe even better in some ways. I would have preferred some kind of vicious comeuppance for "Mac" at the end, he's a real sleazy douchebag. Other than that, it's quite satisfying and sports a few lovely shots.
May 02, 2008 flowing flowing
78T9
Apr 30, 2008 Jos Jos
78T6
Apr 26, 2008 Mango
7T10
Apr 13, 2008 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
87T9
This a wonderful film very reminiscent of, and just as good as, Sunrise. Even on a shitty VHS copy the images are very good and give the film a wonderful atmosphere. Like in Sunrise the story is simple but captivating and it has a cynical undertone that balances out the uplifting moments perfectly. I'd even say it flows better than in Sunrise, since it doesn't have a single dull moment.
Mar 02, 2008 theyshoot07
53T3
# 932
Dec 07, 2007 welike
40T9
Aug 13, 2007 Raiders
86T9
May 05, 2007 Theyshootpic
8T3
May 04, 2007 hip_priest
80T7
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