Synopsis by Hal Erickson
A radio favorite since 1929, actress/producer Gertrude Berg's "Goldberg Family" made its film debut in 1950's The Goldbergs. Berg recreates her radio role of Molly Goldberg, the firm but gentle matriarch of a Jewish family living in the heart of New York. Carried over from the TV version of The Goldbergs (which debuted in 1949) is Philip Loeb as Jake Goldberg, who in this film expresses mild annoyance when Alexander (Eduard Franz), one of Molly's old flames, comes to visit. Jake changes his tune when Alexander offers to finance Jake's business ventures. This plan is scotched when well-meaning Molly breaks up a romance between Jake and the much-younger Debby (Barbara Rush). Things take a happier turn towards the end, as all "Goldbergs" fans knew they would. Featured in the cast is Eli Mintz as Uncle Jake, Larry Robinson as Sammy and Arlene McQuade as Rosalie, all of whom were concurrently featured in the Goldbergs TV series.
business, deal [agreement], family, fiancee, meeting, music, music-teacher, neighbor, old-flame, problems, romance, slice-of-life, teacher, visit, widow/widower