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His People (1925)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 1 November 1925 (USA)
The two sons of a poor Russian-Jewish pushcart peddler on New York's Lower East Side are causing their father grief. As Morris and Sammy stray from traditions cherished by their parents, ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Sloman

Writers:

Isadore Bernstein (story), Alfred A. Cohn (adaptation) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudolph Schildkraut ... David Cominsky
Rosa Rosanova Rosa Rosanova ... Rose Cominsky
Robert Gordon Robert Gordon ... Sammy Cominsky, as a Child (as Bobby Gordon)
George J. Lewis ... Sammy Cominsky (as George Lewis)
Albert Bushaland Albert Bushaland ... Morris Cominsky, as a Child
Arthur Lubin ... Morris Cominsky
Jean Johnston Jean Johnston ... Mamie Shannon, as a Child
Blanche Mehaffey ... Mamie Shannon
Kate Price ... Kate Shannon
Virginia Brown Faire ... Ruth Stein
Nat Carr ... Chaim Barowitz
Bertram Marburgh Bertram Marburgh ... Judge Nathan Stein (as Betram Marburgh)
Edgar Kennedy ... Thomas Nolan
Harry Tenbrook ... Mike
Charles Sullivan Charles Sullivan ... The Champion
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Storyline

The two sons of a poor Russian-Jewish pushcart peddler on New York's Lower East Side are causing their father grief. As Morris and Sammy stray from traditions cherished by their parents, each generation learns to accept change to preserve the family as a source of love and respect. Written by National Center for Jewish Film

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Proud Heart See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$93,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Copies are stored at Cinematheque Royale de Belgique, Buxelles, UCLA Film & Television, and Danish Film Institute. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mamadrama: The Jewish Mother in Cinema (2001) See more »

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A loving, warm and humorous portrayal of Jewish immigrant life in New York City
21 January 2008 | by raseczSee all my reviews

A loving, warm and humorous portrayal of a Jewish immigrant from Russia and his family. David (husband), Rose (wife), Morris (eldest son) and Sammy (second son) live in an immigrant ghetto that is populated by a mix bag of people with different country origins. The narrative revolves around two archetypal stories. First, how obeisance to traditions by elders clash with the carefree assimilation to a dominant culture by a younger generation. Second, the "good" son that turns out to be bad versus the "bad" that turns out "good".

This is a film from the closing years of the silent era. As such, the emotions are clearly laid out on the screen. Being an Hollywood product made to entertain immigrant crowds, redemptive and happy endings are expected. It is a reflection of the optimism of those who came to improve their lot in the land of opportunity.

The outside shots appear to have been filmed in New York City. The elevated subway line that shows up in a number of scenes no longer exists, so it is an interesting record of a faraway era.


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