Young Morris Goldfish follows his immigrant father into business. His ruthless business practices cause him to become a big success, and he moves the family to Park Avenue. They go, but were happier back on the East Side. Morris is ashamed of this parents and his humble origins, but learns in the end that there is more to life than money. Written by
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This movie is based on a Fannie Hurst play, "It Is to Laugh," which opened at the Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre in New York City on 26 December 1926 and closed after 32 performances in January 1927. See more »
When Birdie tells Eddie( via intertitle) that his song has been sold for a thousand dollars, he excitedly mouths the words, "Five thousand?" See more »
I just had the opportunity to see this film on our most valuable classic film resource, TCM. It was good to see, purely for historic purposes regarding Frank Capra's career. One good thing about the silent parts is that if you had taped or Tivo'd the film, you can scan the silent scenes at double speed and still follow the story. One curious thing (stemming from the original story) stood out for me though; if I wanted to change my name from Goldfish to a classier name, I would surely change it to Gold instead of Fish! After all, Samuel Goldfish changed his name to Goldwyn. I say, when in doubt, keep the Gold and lose the Fish!
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