Potash and Perlmutter

Potash and Perlmutter

Lantern slide for the film
Directed by Clarence G. Badger
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Written by Frances Marion (screenplay)
Montague Glass (play)
Charles Klein (play)
Montague Glass (titles)
Distributed by Associated First National
Release dates
September 6, 1923
Running time
80 min.
Country United States
Language Silent

Potash and Perlmutter (1923) is an American silent comedy film. The film is based on an ethnic Jewish comedy with characters created by Montague Glass and Charles Klein for a 1913 Broadway play which ran for 441 performances.[1] The play is presumably based on the 1909 book of the same name by Montague Glass. This film is notable as the first production of Samuel Goldwyn's independent production company.[2]

Stage stars Alexander Carr and Barney Bernard reprise their famous roles in this film.

The film's success would inspire two Goldwyn sequels, In Hollywood with Potash and Perlmutter (1924) and Partners Again (1926). In 1927, the UK division of Phonofilm produced a short film with Augustus Yorke (1860-1939) and Nicholas Adams playing Potash and Perlmutter.



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