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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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Complete credited cast:
Joe Smith ...
Sam Shtrudel
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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Trivia

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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Daisy Bell
(1892) (uncredited)
aka "A Bicycle Built for Two"
Music by Harry Dacre
Played during the opening credits
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13 May 2001 | by (Jim Thorpe, PA) – See all my reviews

While this film may seem, at first glance, to be unremarkable, it does have several things going for it, the greatest of which are the Vaudeville comedy team of "Smith and Dale". Also it is true to the plot of much of Yiddish theater, (At least, what I have read of it.)in that the two children are "up-to-date" and not exactly respectful of their parents . . . Mom agonizes over their many trials, but in the end (Happy endings a must!) Dad triumphs, only to lose everything. But wait!!All is not lost! The fiancee that no one in the family likes (except poor Dad)comes to everyone's rescue. And, as before mentioned, throughout are Joe Smith and Charlie Dale in their prime--comic relief with a vengance!!


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