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This heartfelt paean dedicated to the inhabitants of New Yorks Lower East Side serves up laughter and tears along with the chicken soup. Mendel Marantz (George Sidney) may be a lackluster plumber, but hes a first-rate inventor -- at least in secret! Forbidden from tinkering by his wife, Zelda (Anna Appel), Mendel works on a dishwashing machine in his tenements cellar with help from janitor Bessie (Aline MacMahon) and funds meant for the rent. Mendel is on the cusp of success when the landlords agent, Zeldas brother Schnaps (Charles Dale), arrives to evict them. Mendel convinces his scheming brother-in-law to take a stake in his invention in lieu of rent, which draws the interest of Schnaps business partner, Mendels other brother-in-law Shtrudel (Joe Smith). Mendel may just secure his familys future -- if he can escape his in-laws! Based on the play Mendel, Inc. by David Freedman, which starred Smith and Dale on Broadway.
Writer: Arthur Caesar; Houston Branch
Run Time: 73 MIN
Genre: Drama; Comedy
Aspect Ratio: ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1, 4 X 3 FULL FRAME
Audio: MONO - English
Color: BLACK & WHITE