The Heart of New York (1932)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners  |   Release Date - Mar 26, 1932 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Joe Smith and Charlie Dale, the Jewish-dialect comedy team famous for their "Dr. Kronkheit" sketch, provide comic relief in Heart of New York, a filmization of Smith and Dale's Broadway hit Mendel Inc. The team costars with another Hebraic comedian, George Sidney, who portrays good-natured plumber Mendel Maranta. Mendel goes into business for himself after inventing a revolutionary washing machine, accruing wealth beyond his wildest dreams. The ex-plumber learns all too soon that money and happiness are not necessarily hand-in-hand commodities, especially in dealing with the romantic misadventures of daughter Marion Byron. Smith and Dale portray Schnapps and Strudel, a pair of bickering professional matchmakers. The team never became full-fledged movie stars, but Heart of New York showcases their talents to excellent advantage.

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matchmaker, wealth, daughter, inventor, escapades, love, romance, machine, plumber, life-choices