Cast & Crew
A married couple from the Yiddish stage argue because the husband has been hired to act as master of ceremonies at an all-Jewish vaudeville show and the wife wants to assist him. At the theater, the wife makes the husband promise to let her participate in the show before she allows him to begin. As the husband introduces the subsequent acts, the wife continually butts in to inquire when she is to go on. Finally the husband allows the wife on the stage, and she introduces an act. However, from the wings, the husband and wife continue their quarrel. The wife introduces another act, and at the end of the show, they think they have done well and close singing a duet.
Cantor Josef Rosenblatt
The Yiddish title of this film is Geleb un Gelakht. No specific release date has been determined, although the December 1933 review in Film Daily suggests that it May have been released that month. This was called "the first all-Yiddish musical revue" by Film Daily. The film contains portions of short films made in 1930 by Judea Films, which was owned by Joseph Seiden, who also owned Jewish Talking Pictures, the producer of this film. The Judea films were directed by Sidney Goldin. The following acts are included in this film: a sailor song and dance (possibly from the two-reel film Sailor's Sweetheart, which starred Hymie Jacobson and Miriam Kressyn); a Russian song entitled "Natascha," sung by Pincus Lavenda from the two-reel film of the same name; an unidentified prohibition song done by Yudel Dubinsky; child star Celina Breene (possibly in the one-reel film The Broken Doll); the song "Land of Freedom, done by Seymour Rechtzeit from the two-reel film of the same name; an unidentified musical comedy scene by Hymie Jacobson and Miriam Kressyn (possibly from the two-reel film The Jewish Gypsy); a clown scene by Chaim Tauber; a scene entitled "Yiddish Mamma," with Mae Simon and Eddie Friedlander as her son, who sings the Kaddish, or mourning hymn, on the death of his father (possibly from the four-reel film Mayne Yidishe Mame); a song done by Eva Miller (possibly from the one-reel film An Evening in a Jewish Camp); a scene entitled "The Shoemaker's Romance" from the two-reel film Shuster Libe, starring Josef Buloff; Cantor Josef Rosenblatt, who died in 1933, singing with an ensemble of eleven in a Wailing Wall presentation (possibly filmed for the 1934 My People's Dream, see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.3034); a pinochle game scene; Tamara singing "A Day in a Gypsy Camp"; a comedy scene entitled "Oy! Doctor" from the two-reel film of the same name, starring Menashe Skulnick; and a musical comedy scene with a chorus. The film was released in Maryland in 1936 in a two-reel version. According to modern sources, Sadie Banks does an imitation of Mae West in the film, and some of the scenes were included in the 1941 Mazeltov, Yidn and the 1950 films Borsht Belt Follies and Monticello, Here We Come! (see below)