In Hollywood with Potash and Perlmutter (1924)

Genres - Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Most of the elements that made the first Potash and Perlmutter film so successful are brought back here: Frances Marion is the scenario's author, Alexander Carr plays Mawruss Perlmutter, and Vera Gordon is Rosie Potash. The original Abe Potash, Barney Bernard, had died, but George Sidney does a good job as his replacement. In this entry, the two men give up the tailoring business and go into motion picture production. Their first film, however, stars all of Potash's relatives and is a complete failure. Blanchard, a banker (Anders Randolf), offers Potash and Perlmutter a hundred thousand dollars to make a film, providing they star his mistress, Rita Sismondi (Betty Blythe). Rita's presence incites much marital discord, and both Mrs. Potash and Mrs. Perlmutter (Gordon and Belle Bennett) threaten to leave their spouses. But everything is straightened out in the end -- the picture is a success and Rita dumps Blanchard, who was merely using her, in favor of her director, Sam Pemberton (Charles Meredith). Silent star Norma Talmadge and her comedienne sister, Constance Talmadge, have amusing cameos as actresses auditioning as vamps.



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