Ginsberg the Great (1927)

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Having missed the opportunity to re-create his Broadway role in The Jazz Singer on film, Georgie Jessel attempted to launch a movie career in lesser vehicles. In Ginsberg the Great, Jessel plays an aspiring sideshow magician whose act is tinctured with ethnic humor. Given a crack at the Big Time, our hero ingratiates himself with a producer (Sam Hubert) by saving the latter's jewels from being stolen. But once a "carney," always a "carney" Featured in the cast is perennial Laurel & Hardy foil Stanley J. "Tiny" Sandford as a circus strongman, and Akka the Chimp as -- Akka the Chimp.



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