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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 35 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 - 11 stars)
6. Best of criticker: Drama (public: moderated by avgcrtckr - 8 stars)
7. Silent (public: moderated by Dorkovsky - 7 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)
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Mar 17 tarr
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Dec 28, 2017 mathiasa
100 98%
Dec 20, 2017 Systematicer
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Dec 08, 2017 Lonewolf2003
85 88%
Dec 06, 2017 vitruvian vitruvian
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Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
90 96%
Oct 19, 2017 Batty Batty
85 85%
Oct 12, 2017 Kobaruon Kobaruon
80 79%
Sep 18, 2017 Yiannos Yiannos
75 79%
(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
85 54%
Aug 02, 2017 whataboutit
90 74%
Jul 29, 2017 hadi17
80 53%
May 09, 2017 filmcricket
64 61%
Apr 26, 2017 bernardobrum bernardobrum
90 85%
Apr 19, 2017 Andras
80 53%
Apr 09, 2017 ICMforum
90 45%
Mar 27, 2017 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
45 45%
Mar 11, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
76 95%
Mar 06, 2017 annie annie
78 85%
Feb 01, 2017 Lilarcor Lilarcor
85 80%
Jan 03, 2017 nickv nickv
67 58%
Dec 23, 2016 CesarCastag
96 90%
Dec 22, 2016 00noone
100 94%
Dec 12, 2016 fabiovisnadi fabiovisnadi
94 94%
Nov 24, 2016 Ronin22
75 93%
Jun 19, 2016 JD82
1 0%
Jun 05, 2016 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
40 91%
Mar 28, 2016 LordCouture
82 88%
Mar 16, 2016 arno74mm
60 39%
Mar 08, 2016 glumpy99 glumpy_99
94 83%
Feb 27, 2016 tommy_leazaq
54 42%
Feb 23, 2016 micmac_ii micmac
70 65%
Feb 21, 2016 FrancoZero FrancoZero
13 56%
Star Rating: ★★★1/2
Feb 21, 2016 bizarreeye bizarre_eye
80 83%
Jan 23, 2016 kennardjon
79 70%
Jan 05, 2016 RavynLoony RavynLoony
73 84%
Dec 16, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
41 91%
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
73 48%
Dec 07, 2015 ITBSPodcast ITBSPodcast
100 %
"'We are SMART cinephiles!'" http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/12/episode-82-cinema-masters-vol-xi.html
Nov 30, 2015 GrimsChild GrimsChild
40 37%
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
80 76%
Oct 26, 2015 auhasarderik auhasarderik
6 39%
Oct 16, 2015 Niska Niska
46 86%
Sep 09, 2015 FullHD
83 93%
Aug 22, 2015 moodeuce
80 62%
Jul 15, 2015 Caracortada
65 70%
Jul 15, 2015 thirdeye42
88 96%
Jun 27, 2015 Aramis
70 51%
May 18, 2015 zetes
100 90%
Apr 30, 2015 ironhorse
70 63%
Apr 29, 2015 acrolyne acrolyne
80 52%
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
80 61%
Mar 21, 2015 backwardsuit backwardsuit
83 83%
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
80 74%
Feb 13, 2015 graveyardtan graveyardtan
80 57%
Mary Duncan sure gets put through the wringer. Jesus, it's like watching a Von Trier film.
Feb 03, 2015 lisa_ii lisa-
35 69%
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
85 71%
Jan 29, 2015 LosWochos
87 52%
Dec 14, 2014 felixm85
83 77%
Dec 08, 2014 ehk2 ehk2
69 85%
Nov 30, 2014 10kfilms
93 90%
Nov 09, 2014 manwhonose
94 77%
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
70 81%
Oct 21, 2014 Dorkovsky Dorkovsky
8 91%
Oct 12, 2014 maborosi maborosi
86 91%
Oct 02, 2014 Hallogallo Hallogallo
8 70%
Sep 13, 2014 vovin_
69 90%
Sep 05, 2014 themadelf66 themadelf66
80 72%
Aug 11, 2014 ozgunsungur
46 10%
Aug 04, 2014 BaalMan
80 47%
Aug 03, 2014 jackinthebox jackinthebox
100 98%
Jul 18, 2014 gargantua gargantua
80 82%
Jun 01, 2014 themagician
80 62%
May 24, 2014 EmeraldGuard EmeraldGuard
70 37%
Apr 30, 2014 caffe
81 76%
Mar 30, 2014 kastenm kastenm
77 77%
Mar 11, 2014 fakesenator fakesenator
90 88%
Feb 04, 2014 whitejeft whitejeft
96 91%
Dec 03, 2013 jos21
75 88%
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
90 96%
Nov 19, 2013 JooJoo JooJoo
4 53%
Nov 06, 2013 WBadger WBadger
92 92%
Oct 16, 2013 glm01
80 59%
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Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
100 98%
Sep 04, 2013 Barkinson
50 39%
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
90 90%
Jun 23, 2013 DrinkMilk
70 72%
Jun 16, 2013 Moribunny Moribunny
78 87%
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
78 53%
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
81 75%
Feb 18, 2013 Sinemaestro Amadeus
78 90%
Dec 02, 2012 PUNQ
90 99%
Nov 13, 2012 Magmadiver Magmadiver
88 80%
Oct 08, 2012 Kowry Kowry
40 86%
Oct 05, 2012 TMDaines TMDaines
75 59%
Aug 20, 2012 Antoine
80 64%
Jul 27, 2012 green_man Edson Abas
85 88%
Jul 13, 2012 jethro
95 93%
Jun 08, 2012 Mochard Mochard
71 84%
May 31, 2012 debaser1985
87 97%
May 22, 2012 nrm5
67 74%
Apr 11, 2012 ManInBlack ManInBlack
7 74%
Apr 03, 2012 Not_Yuman Not Yuman
80 77%
Mar 17, 2012 NRM02
56 49%
Mar 11, 2012 Petit_poid PetitePoid
85 60%
Mar 05, 2012 manymoons manymoons
79 62%
Mar 04, 2012 guvolefou guvolefou
81 77%
Dec 30, 2011 Lone_Wolf miller
5 36%
Dec 09, 2011 Mr_Mxyzptlk Mr. Mxyzptlk
100 %
Dec 04, 2011 Kadrian Kadrian
50 8%
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
53 5%
#939
Nov 23, 2011 mightysparks mightysparks
80 95%
Nov 06, 2011 MrsEmmaPeel MrsEmmaPeel
86 82%
Oct 12, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
76 96%
Sep 27, 2011 Noe Denis
80 28%
Aug 08, 2011 matty5190 matty5190
90 90%
Jul 10, 2011 LLawliet L Lawliet
75 26%
May 27, 2011 Scottathon Scottathon
83 80%
May 03, 2011 darthfrede darthfrede
70 44%
Apr 30, 2011 FallFoliage
80 88%
Apr 08, 2011 FlixR8rRedux
72 48%
Feb 23, 2011 FlixR8r FlixR8r
72 71%
Feb 13, 2011 Siltem Siltem
64 60%
Jan 29, 2011 macumbalove macumbalove
50 0%
Jan 22, 2011 zequalquer ze_qualquer
80 84%
Jan 17, 2011 martryn martryn
82 82%
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
79 73%
Dec 03, 2010 Madeline Madeline
99 77%
Oct 06, 2010 Icarus Icarus
82 71%
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
87 49%
Sep 22, 2010 JerryJ JerryJ
70 67%
Aug 27, 2010 hitchmycock hitchmycock
80 14%
Aug 17, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
79 86%
Aug 04, 2010 tcl.polley
0 0%
Jul 02, 2010 Criminal5 Alex Watkins
3 43%
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
75 62%
Jun 19, 2010 Gurrkin Gurrkin ()
73 70%
Robo-budgie!!!
May 24, 2010 novocaine69
63 67%
May 16, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
68 52%
May 01, 2010 Coheed
70 60%
Feb 23, 2010 kjfellows kokirijazz
4 49%
Jan 21, 2010 onetwothree
90 98%
Jan 19, 2010 Eddie Yang
87 71%
Jan 15, 2010 theyshoot10
55 9%
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Jan 05, 2010 Pickpocket Pickpocket
6 55%
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
90 67%
Dec 05, 2009 jsim596
4 80%
Oct 03, 2009 winds winds
8 98%
Sep 12, 2009 negative
4 %
Sep 10, 2009 undinum undinum
95 94%
Aug 29, 2009 roujin roujin
70 78%
Aug 26, 2009 jewellrunner jewellrunner
98 98%
Aug 16, 2009 NilbogSavant NilbogSavant
86 78%
Aug 11, 2009 m4th3u5
90 75%
Jun 15, 2009 Stain Stain
60 40%
May 29, 2009 chemical404 chemical404
73 88%
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
72 70%
May 22, 2009 patrickped patrickped
90 92%
May 20, 2009 Veterini Veterini
86 89%
Apr 23, 2009 Simon M.
99 98%
Apr 20, 2009 imdb imdb
79 92%
Apr 06, 2009 demonhatesme
80 51%
Mar 03, 2009 Dally Dally
90 87%
Feb 16, 2009 boxgod boxgod
65 46%
Feb 06, 2009 willofgaia willofgaia
90 64%
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
80 91%
Jan 26, 2009 filmaffinity filmaffinity
73 89%
Jan 04, 2009 TJ Ximenez
100 87%
Dec 19, 2008 theyshoot08
55 10%
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Dec 18, 2008 sidehacker sidehacker
78 76%
Dec 03, 2008 eliadorus eliadorus
7 33%
Oct 18, 2008 Squalido
80 9%
Aug 25, 2008 coltrane
6 85%
Aug 06, 2008 goran
32 13%
Jul 13, 2008 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
78 63%
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
78 90%
Apr 30, 2008 Jos Jos
78 54%
Apr 26, 2008 Mango
7 93%
Apr 13, 2008 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
87 87%
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
53 24%
# 932
Dec 07, 2007 welike
40 89%
Aug 13, 2007 Raiders
86 83%
May 05, 2007 Theyshootpic
8 26%
May 04, 2007 hip_priest
80 68%
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