The Cohens and Kellys (1926)

Comedy | 28 February 1926

Director:

Snub Pollard

Writer:

Al Cohn

Producer:

E. M. Asher

Cinematographer:

Charles Stumar

Production Designer:

Charles D. Hall

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

This was the first of seven pictures made by Universal that featured the Cohen and Kelly families. For additional information on the series, consult the entry for the 1931 film The Cohens and Kelleys in Africa ... More Less

This was the first of seven pictures made by Universal that featured the Cohen and Kelly families. For additional information on the series, consult the entry for the 1931 film The Cohens and Kelleys in Africa . More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
7 Mar 1926.
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MPW
6 Mar 1926.
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New York Times
23 Feb 1926
p. 26.
Variety
24 Feb 1926
p. 42.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Universal-Jewel
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Two Blocks Away by Aaron Hoffman (New York, 30 Aug 1921).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 February 1926
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 21 February 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 February 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22400
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,774
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Jacob Cohen, who owns a dry goods store, and Patrick Kelly, an Irish cop, are constantly at loggerheads, feuding over anything and everything. Kelly's son, Tim, and Cohen's daughter, Nannie, fall in love despite the bickering of their parents; when they cannot get parental consent for their marriage, they secretly wed. Cohen inherits a fortune and moves to the upper East Side, taking Nannie with him. Sometime later, Nannie gives birth to a child; when her parents will not let any of the Kelly clan see the child, Nannie leaves home and goes to live with the Kellys, where Mrs. Cohen soon joins her. Cohen then discovers that Kelly is the rightful heir to the fortune that he himself has inherited and, moved by honesty, he goes to the burly cop and tells him so. The men are reconciled and decide to go into partnership ... +


Jacob Cohen, who owns a dry goods store, and Patrick Kelly, an Irish cop, are constantly at loggerheads, feuding over anything and everything. Kelly's son, Tim, and Cohen's daughter, Nannie, fall in love despite the bickering of their parents; when they cannot get parental consent for their marriage, they secretly wed. Cohen inherits a fortune and moves to the upper East Side, taking Nannie with him. Sometime later, Nannie gives birth to a child; when her parents will not let any of the Kelly clan see the child, Nannie leaves home and goes to live with the Kellys, where Mrs. Cohen soon joins her. Cohen then discovers that Kelly is the rightful heir to the fortune that he himself has inherited and, moved by honesty, he goes to the burly cop and tells him so. The men are reconciled and decide to go into partnership together. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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