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boblipton from New York City
10 December 2008
With the departure of Mack Sennett from Biograph for the greener
pastures of Keystone, Eddie Dillon became Biograph's leading comedy
director, usually under the supervision of D.W. Griffith. I am loath to
credit Griffith with any hand in this strange little comedy, because it
lacks anything in the way of worthwhile story construction, although it
does have the usual Biograph visual look to it -- the famous 'Biograph
Right Wall'. The story is a simple one: Sammy works in a sweatshop and
loves a pretty girl and she him; but he is pressured to marry his boss'
A common enough story and situation. So what makes it funny? Every
character in it is Jewish. And how do we know they are Jewish? Because
everyone has a huge hooked nose, except, of course, for the girl that
Sammy is in love with.
Amusing enough in a mildly bizarre way, but it's a single joke that
grows old in about thirty seconds.
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