The Cohens and Kellys in Atlantic City (1929)

70 mins | Comedy | 17 March 1929

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HISTORY

Some scenes were filmed on location in Atlantic City, NJ. For additional information on the "Cohens and Kellys" series, See Entry for The Cohens and Kellys in Africa and consult the Series ... More Less

Some scenes were filmed on location in Atlantic City, NJ. For additional information on the "Cohens and Kellys" series, See Entry for The Cohens and Kellys in Africa and consult the Series Index. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
24 Mar 1929.
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New York Times
18 Mar 1929
p. 30.
Variety
20 Mar 1929
p. 12.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Adpt and cont
Story
Dial and titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 March 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 16 March 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 March 1929
Copyright Number:
LP189
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Talking seq and mus score by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 7,752 ft.
Duration(in mins):
70
Length(in feet):
7,401
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After thirty years in the bathing suit business, Cohen and Kelly have fallen on hard times; their merchandise and their business methods are both out of date. While they are away on a selling trip, Cohen's daughter, Rosie, and Kelly's son, Pat, introduce a new line of merchandise into the family business. To promote it, they plan a beauty contest to be held in Atlantic City. Cohen and Kelly return in a rage, and the children sneak off to Atlantic City to avoid involving their parents in the contest. After numerous complications, Rosie wins the contest, the business is saved, and the two families share a happy ... +


After thirty years in the bathing suit business, Cohen and Kelly have fallen on hard times; their merchandise and their business methods are both out of date. While they are away on a selling trip, Cohen's daughter, Rosie, and Kelly's son, Pat, introduce a new line of merchandise into the family business. To promote it, they plan a beauty contest to be held in Atlantic City. Cohen and Kelly return in a rage, and the children sneak off to Atlantic City to avoid involving their parents in the contest. After numerous complications, Rosie wins the contest, the business is saved, and the two families share a happy reunion. +

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

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