The Cohens and Kellys in Scotland (1930)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The Cohens and the Kellys, those ever-feuding in-laws introduced in the 1925 play Two Blocks Away, are at large again in this fourth entry in the Cohen-Kelly series. Once again, George Sidney stars as Jewish shopkeeper Cohen, while Charlie Murray co-stars as Irish cop Kelly. On vacation with their wives (Vera Gordon and Kate Price) our heroes arrive in Scotland to buy up as much plaid fabric as possible, intending to sell the material at a handsome profit to a foreign prince, likewise in Scotland to participate in a national golfing tournament. It must needs be that Cohen and Kelly find themselves on the golf links, with hilarious results. Most of the gags arise from the ongoing comparison between Jewish and Scottish stinginess, the sort of exaggerated ethnic humor that would be purged from Hollywood films after the strengthening of the Production Code in 1933.



business, business-rivalry, family-feud, fashion, golf, rival, traveling