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HISTORY

This film was the first made under Edison's new policy of releasing four reel pictures at regular intervals on the General Film program. William Wadsworth played his role on stage with Annie Russell. Some exteriors for the film were shot in the "ghetto" sections of New York's City's Lower East ... More Less

This film was the first made under Edison's new policy of releasing four reel pictures at regular intervals on the General Film program. William Wadsworth played his role on stage with Annie Russell. Some exteriors for the film were shot in the "ghetto" sections of New York's City's Lower East Side. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EK
1 Jun 1915.
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Motog
12 Jun 15
p. 975, 985
MPN
22 May 15
p. 47.
MPN
5 Jun 15
p. 91.
MPN
12 Jun 15
p. 73.
MPW
5 Jun 15
p. 1659.
MPW
26 Jun 15
p. 2096.
NYDM
2 Jun 15
p. 32.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
Scen
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Cohen's Luck by Lee Arthur (Chicago, production date undetermined).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 June 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Copyright Date:
28 May 1915
Copyright Number:
LP5437
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Abe Cohen, president of the Buttonhole Makers' Union, loses his job in Sam Blumenthal's East Side sweatshop when he endorses Timothy Murphy for alderman over Steve O'Roque, to whom Blumenthal is indebted. After Murphy helps Cohen start a kosher restaurant, Cohen learns that he and his former co-worker, Kitty McGee, won $10,000 in the lottery. He gives free meals to his customers, but when Kitty discovers that her purse containing half of the ticket was stolen, Cohen clears the "loafers" out. Cohen's daughter Minnie, in love with Blumenthal, secretly marries him, but Blumenthal, already married although separated from his wife, keeps Minnie's ring and their marriage certificate. Doubting the marriage, Cohen turns Minnie out, but when Blumenthal's wife appears, and Minnie's suitor, David Moss, whom Cohen likes, finds her, the marriage is invalidated and Cohen reconciles with his daughter. Mixing with the underworld, Cohen outwits the thief who stole Kitty's ticket. Despite a flood coming down from the apartment above, the ensuing celebration marks Minnie and David's ... +


Abe Cohen, president of the Buttonhole Makers' Union, loses his job in Sam Blumenthal's East Side sweatshop when he endorses Timothy Murphy for alderman over Steve O'Roque, to whom Blumenthal is indebted. After Murphy helps Cohen start a kosher restaurant, Cohen learns that he and his former co-worker, Kitty McGee, won $10,000 in the lottery. He gives free meals to his customers, but when Kitty discovers that her purse containing half of the ticket was stolen, Cohen clears the "loafers" out. Cohen's daughter Minnie, in love with Blumenthal, secretly marries him, but Blumenthal, already married although separated from his wife, keeps Minnie's ring and their marriage certificate. Doubting the marriage, Cohen turns Minnie out, but when Blumenthal's wife appears, and Minnie's suitor, David Moss, whom Cohen likes, finds her, the marriage is invalidated and Cohen reconciles with his daughter. Mixing with the underworld, Cohen outwits the thief who stole Kitty's ticket. Despite a flood coming down from the apartment above, the ensuing celebration marks Minnie and David's engagement. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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