The Cohens and the Kellys in Paris (1928)

The Jewish Nate Cohen and the Irish-Catholic Patrick Kelly are business partners who are constantly fighting. When they find out that Nate's daughter Sadye and Patrick's son Pat Jr. are ... See full summary »


William Beaudine


Alfred A. Cohn (screenplay), Alfred A. Cohn (story) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview:
George Sidney ... Nate Cohen
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Patrick Kelly
Vera Gordon ... Mrs. Cohen
Kate Price ... Mrs. Kelly
Charles Delaney ... Patrick Kelly Jr
Sue Carol ... Sadye Cohen
Gertrude Astor ... Paulette
Gino Corrado ... Pierre
Charles Murray ... Undetermined Secondary Role


The Jewish Nate Cohen and the Irish-Catholic Patrick Kelly are business partners who are constantly fighting. When they find out that Nate's daughter Sadye and Patrick's son Pat Jr. are getting married in Paris, the two and their wives take an ocean liner to France to stop the marriage. When they get there they find that the situation has radically changed, and not for the better. Written by

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Remember the Side Splitting Jewish-Irish Farce that Started the World Laughing- "The COHENS & KELLYS" ??? Well-Here's the Sequel and It's Got More Laughs to the Square Inch than a Frenchman has Gestures- (Print Ad- Eugene Register-Guard, ((Eugene, Ore.)) 30 January 1928)




Did You Know?


This film was preceded by Old Wives Who Knew (1928) in some theaters during its initial release. See more »


Followed by The Cohens and Kellys in Trouble (1933) See more »

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Rare forgotten silent comedy
20 February 2011 | by ronringhofferSee all my reviews

I saw this years ago at a silent movie theater in Michigan and they had an organ player providing the sound. I remember the movie being lots of fun. It was directed by William "One Shot" Beaudine, who had a long and varied career. He started out an important director, directing the legendary Mary Pickford in the classic Sparrows. He is mainly loved by fans of B movies for directing many low budget comedy, crime and horror films of the 40's starring the likes of Charlie Chan, Bela Lugosi and the Bowery Boys. This movie stars the beautiful Gertrude Astor, who appeared in an incrediblle amount of movies. I actually saw her in 3 different silent movies at the silent movie festival that I saw this movie at. She was very attractive and played leading ladies until she grew older, and then switched to playing mothers and grandmothers.

This movie is about the different stereotypes of the jews & irish. I haven't seen this movie for many years and I have forgotten most of the film. I do remember the highlite of the film being a scene involving a pair of apache dancers. The movie was lots of fun and I remember everyone at the theater enjoyed it. The print I saw was restored by a major museum and looked great. I have never seen this title available commercially on film, video tape or DVD. This is the only title of the series that I have seen, and I don't know if any of the other titles exist today. Please check this title out if you are a fan of lite comedies from the silent era.

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Release Date:

15 January 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En Nat i Paris See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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1.33 : 1
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