Isadore "Izzy" Goldberg changes his name to I. Patrick Murphy because his store is in an Irish-neighborhood in New York City. He meets Eileen Cohannigan, the daughter of a meat-packer, and he tells her he is Irish and a romance begins. When America enters World War I, "Izzy" enlists, is sent to France, and is wounded while engaged in a heroic rescue during a big battle. While recovering in an overseas hospital, he write Eileen and tells her he is Jewish and not Irish. Returning home, he is parading with his regiment and he sees Eileen with Robert O'Malley, his old rival. He thinks she has thrown him over because he is Jewish. An Irish lodge comes to bestow an honor on the man they think is Patrick Murphy, an Irish hero. But O'Malley tells them his real name is Goldberg. But Eileen tels him it is he she loves, and they head for the marriage-license bureau.
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THE IRISH AND JEWS ARE AT IT AGAIN. (Print ad- Gippsland Times, ((Gippsland, Victoria)) 20 February 1928)
Did You Know?
Warner Brothers cast George Jessel
in this film after he starred in the Broadway production of "The Jazz Singer". "Murphy" was a box-office hit, so Warner Bros. bought the movie rights to "Jazz Singer" for $50,000 and cast Jessel in the lead role. When the studio decided to add songs, Jessel balked. He said he wasn't being paid to sing, and demanded $10,000 more than his initial contract. Warner Bros. then offered the role to Al Jolson
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