Salome of the Tenements (1925)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |  
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The ambitious and beautiful Sonya Mendel (Jetta Goudal) works her way up from the ghetto and lands a job as a reporter for a Jewish newspaper. She sets out to interview wealthy John Manning (Godfrey Tearle) about his plans for a new settlement, and winds up falling in love with him. Manning invites Sonya to dinner, and she convinces designer Jackey Solomon (Jose Ruben) to loan her some nice clothes, then borrows 150 dollars from Banker Ben (Elihu Tenenholtz) to dress up her shabby apartment. The note she gives Ben promises to pay the money back when she marries Manning. She does marry him, and Manning seeks to shut down Ben's illegal loan activities. To stop him, Ben tells Sonya that he will reveal the note. She refuses to play ball with him. Even though Manning finds out about the note, he forgives Sonya, and shows Ben who is in charge. Godfrey Tearle was the brother of Conway Tearle. This drama is based on the play by Anzia Yezierska and featured a supporting cast made up of actors from New York's Yiddish theater community.



love, millionaire, newspaper, romance