The Good Provider (1922)

Melodrama | 30 April 1922

Director:

Frank Borzage

Writer:

John Lynch

Cinematographer:

Chester Lyons

Production Company:

Cosmopolitan Productions
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HISTORY

The film opened at the Broadway Theatre in New York City, according to the 1 May 1922 FD. ... More Less

The film opened at the Broadway Theatre in New York City, according to the 1 May 1922 FD. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
22 Apr
1922, p. 1519.
Film Daily
16 Apr 1922.
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Film Daily
1 May 1922
p. 4.
Moving Picture World
22-Apr-22
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Moving Picture World
29 Apr 22
p. 964.
Variety
14 Apr 22
p. 39.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PRODUCTION COMPANY
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DIRECTOR
WRITER
Scen
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Good Provider" by Fannie Hurst in The Saturday Evening Post (15 Aug 1914).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 April 1922
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: ca2 April 1922
Copyright Claimant:
International Film Service Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
19 April 1922
Copyright Number:
LP17819
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,753
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Working as a peddler in a small American town, Julius Binswanger, a poor Jewish immigrant, becomes prosperous; fifteen years later, great changes have transformed the community, and Binswanger finds difficulty in competing with the city trade. Since his daughter, Pearl, is in love with Max Teitlebaum, a wealthy New Yorker, and because his children chafe at small-town life, Binswanger, with the help of their mother, is persuaded to move to New York. Fast life at the Hotel Wellington, with exorbitant prices, appalls Julius; yet, he rejects his son Izzy's commercial ideas. Business troubles multiply, and when Izzy requests a loan to take over the business with Max, Julius passionately announces his bankruptcy and plans to take an overdose of sleeping powder. Max, however, explains to Pearl that he will ask no dowry from her and wishes to form a partnership with her father. Becky announces the good news to Julius, Max and Pearl are happily united, and the family returns ... +


Working as a peddler in a small American town, Julius Binswanger, a poor Jewish immigrant, becomes prosperous; fifteen years later, great changes have transformed the community, and Binswanger finds difficulty in competing with the city trade. Since his daughter, Pearl, is in love with Max Teitlebaum, a wealthy New Yorker, and because his children chafe at small-town life, Binswanger, with the help of their mother, is persuaded to move to New York. Fast life at the Hotel Wellington, with exorbitant prices, appalls Julius; yet, he rejects his son Izzy's commercial ideas. Business troubles multiply, and when Izzy requests a loan to take over the business with Max, Julius passionately announces his bankruptcy and plans to take an overdose of sleeping powder. Max, however, explains to Pearl that he will ask no dowry from her and wishes to form a partnership with her father. Becky announces the good news to Julius, Max and Pearl are happily united, and the family returns home. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

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

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