Abie's Irish Rose


1h 20m 1929

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 5, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Abie's Irish Rose by Anne Nichols (New York, 23 May 1922).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (talking sequences), Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
10,471ft (12 reels)

Synopsis

During World War I, Abie Levy, a soldier in the A. E. F., is wounded in combat. While recovering in a hospital, he meets Rosemary Murphy, an entertainer. They fall in love, return to the United States, and get married in an Episcopal church in Jersey City. Abie takes Rosemary to his home and introduces her as his sweetheart, Rosie Murpheski; they are then married by a rabbi. Mr. Murphy arrives with a priest and, amid discord and discontent, the young people are married again, this time by the priest. Disowned by both families, Rosemary and Abie are befriended only by the Cohens. On Christmas Eve, the Cohens and their rabbi persuade Solomon to see his son and his new grandchildren; the priest urges Mr. Murphy to do the same. This surprise visit begins in acrimony, but ends peacefully as Rosemary presents her newborn twins: Patrick Joseph, named for her father, and Rebecca, named for Abie's dead mother.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 5, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Abie's Irish Rose by Anne Nichols (New York, 23 May 1922).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (talking sequences), Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
10,471ft (12 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

Only reels 3-7 and 9-12 (8,047 feet) are known to survive in a silent version. There may also be an incomplete copy of reel 8. They are at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.