Cast overview:
Becky Binswanger
Dore Davidson ...
Julius Binswanger
Miriam Battista ...
Pearl Binswanger, as a child
Vivienne Osborne ...
Pearl Binswanger
William Collier Jr. ...
Izzy Binswanger (as William 'Buster' Collier Jr.)
John Roche ...
Max Teitlebaum
Ora Jones ...
Mrs. Teitlebaum
Eddie Phillips ...
Broadway Sport (as Edward Phillips)
Muriel Martin ...
James Devine ...
Mr. Boggs
Blanche Craig ...
Mrs. Boggs
Margaret Severn ...
Specialty Dancer


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Release Date:

2 April 1922 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El buen proveedor  »

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1.33 : 1
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To find the proper clothes for a Jewish peddler, actor Dore Davidson, director Frank Borzage and his assistant O. O. Hull, went to the lower East Side of New York City and bought a suit which a Jewish peddler was wearing. See more »

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The Good Provider (1922) -- Lost Silent ?
25 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Working as a peddler in a small American town, Julius Binswanger ( Dore Davidson ), a poor Jewish immigrant, prospers greatly, however, fifteen years later, many changes have transformed the community, and Binswanger finds difficulty in competing with the city trade. Since his daughter, Pearl ( Vivienne Osborne ), is in love with Max Teitlebaum ( John Roche ), a wealthy New Yorker, and because his children chafe at small-town life, Binswanger, with the help of their mother, is persuaded to move to New York. Fast life at the Hotel Wellington, with exorbitant prices, appals Julius, yet, he rejects his son Izzy's ( William Collier Jr. ) commercial ideas. Business troubles multiply, and when Izzy ( William Collier Jr. ) requests a loan to take over the business with Max, Julius passionately announces his bankruptcy and plans to take an overdose of sleeping powder. Max, however, explains to Pearl that he will ask no dowry from her and wishes to form a partnership with her father. Becky Binswanger ( Vera Gordon ) announces the good news to Julius, Max and Pearl are happily united, and the family returns home.

This 1922 silent drama was produced by Paramount Pictures, starring Vera Gordon, Dore Davidson, Miriam Battista, Vivienne Osborne and William Collier, Jr.

Sadly this film may now be a lost silent.

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