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The Heart of New York (1932)

Passed  |   |  Comedy  |  26 March 1932 (USA)
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In the Jewish enclave of New York's lower East Side, hapless inventor Mendel is constantly in debt since he uses all his (and other people's) money to tinker with machines that will make ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joe Smith ...
Charles Dale ...
Bernard Schnaps
George Sidney ...
Mendel Marantz
Ruth Hall ...
Lillian Marantz
Aline MacMahon ...
Bessie - the Neighbor
Anna Appel ...
Mrs. Zelde Marantz
Donald Cook ...
Milton
Oscar Apfel ...
Otto Gassenheim
Harold Waldridge ...
Jakie Marantz (as Harold Waldrige)
Marion Byron ...
Mimi Marantz
George MacFarlane ...
Mr. Marshall
Ann Brody ...
Mrs. Nussbaum
Charles Coleman ...
Mendel's Butler
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In the Jewish enclave of New York's lower East Side, hapless inventor Mendel is constantly in debt since he uses all his (and other people's) money to tinker with machines that will make him rich. He finally does create a dish washing machine and becomes involved with his match-making, rent-collecting brother-in-law Bernard and Bernard's partner to market the machine. Success leads to strife in the family and Mendel's wife Zelda moves 'uptown' with her new found wealth while Mendel builds a luxurious townhouse in the East Side. Complications with finances lead to a reconciliation between Zelda and Mendel and cumuppence for the wheelers and dealers involved. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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The credits for Joe Smith and Charles Dale include a parenthetical statement "members of the Avon Comedy Four." That group, which included Irving Kaufman and Harry Goodwin, was founded about in 1901 and continued as a vaudeville comedy team for 30 years. See more »

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Shine On, Harvest Moon
(1908) (uncredited)
Music by Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth
Played on a record
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Stage bound but entertaining in that historical way
12 April 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

It was great to see an apparently faithful Yiddish style play on screen. The humor is good but not remarkable.

Unfortunately no-one told the actors to tone down the delivery for the camera so it seems like everyone especially the comedy team are yelling constantly.


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