Jake the Plumber (1927)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |  
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Yiddish comedian Jess Devorska essays the title role in the ethnic comedy Jake the Plumber. Essentially another spin on the Abie's Irish Rose formula, the film details the rivalry between two Lower East Side Jewish families, and their interactions with an equally contentious Gentile family. Much of the humor arises from the efforts by Jake to improve his social standing. Sharon Lynn, better known for her musical-comedy appearances, appears as Jake's pretty daughter Sarah, while perennial Charlie Chaplin and Three Stooges foil Bud Jamison shows up as a neighborhood bruiser named Fogarty. Unfortunately, Jess Devorska did not register well on screen, and Jake the Plumber flopped.



cross-cultural-relations, forbidden-love, love, romance