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Potash and Perlmutter
Director: Clarence Badger (Dir)
Release Date:   16 Sep 1923
Duration (in feet):   7,636
Duration (in reels):   8
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Cast:   Alexander Carr (Morris Perlmutter)  
    Barney Bernard (Abe Potash)  
    Vera Gordon (Rosie Potash)  
    Martha Mansfield (The Head Model)  
    Ben Lyon (Boris Andrieff)  
    Edward Durand (Feldman)  
    Hope Sutherland (Irma Potash)  
    De Sacia Mooers (Ruth Goldman)  
    Jerry Devine (The office boy)  
    Lee Kohlmar (Pasinsky)  
    Leo Donnelly (The Wide-Awake Salesman)  
    Tiller Girls (Cabaret dancers)  

Summary: Two Jewish Americans, Abe Potash and Morris Perlmutter, become partners in the clothing business. They hire Andrieff, a poor Russian violinist, as a fitter. Andrieff falls in love with Irma Potash, to the disappointment of Abe, who had hoped to have his daughter marry Feldman, a wealthy lawyer. Andrieff is arrested following the shooting on the premises of a labor agitator, but the man recovers and Andrieff is vindicated. He marries Irma with parental blessing. 

Production Company: Goldwyn Pictures Corp.  
Distribution Company: Associated First National Pictures  
Director: Clarence Badger (Dir)
Producer: Samuel Goldwyn (Pres)
Writer: Frances Marion (Scen)
Photography: Rudolph Berquist (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: William B. Ihnen (Art dir)
  Oscar C. Buchheister (Art titles)
Costumes: Madame Frances (Cost)
  Madame Stein (Cost)
  Madame Blaine (Cost)
  Evelyn McHorter (Cost)
Production Misc: Charles J. Hunt (Prod mgr)
Country: United States
Language: English
Series: Potash and Perlmutter

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Source Text: Based on the play Potash and Perlmutter by Montague Glass and Charles Klein (New York, 16 Aug 1913).
Authors: Montague Glass
  Charles Klein

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Samuel Goldwyn 19/9/1923 dd/mm/yyyy LP19413

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Genre: Comedy
 
Subjects (Major): Clothing industry
  Jews
  Labor agitators
  Lawyers
  Partnership
  Violinists

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Film Daily   16 Sep 1923.   
MPW   22 Sep 1923.   
New York Times   24 Sep 23   p. 5.
Variety   13 Sep 23   p. 28.

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