A Harp in Hock (1927)

Melodrama | 10 October 1927

Director:

Renaud Hoffman

Writer:

Sonya Levien

Cinematographer:

Dewey Wrigley

Editor:

W. Donn Hayes

Production Designer:

Charles Cadwallader

Production Company:

De Mille Pictures Corp.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
30 Oct 1927.
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MPW
5 Nov 1927.
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Variety
2 Nov 1927
p. 20.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 October 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, Inc.
Copyright Date:
10 October 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24480
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,996
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Isaac Abrams, a lonely ghetto pawnbroker, is disliked by most of his neighbors; the only exceptions are Nora Banks, the landlady's charming daughter, and Mrs. Shannon, a poor scrubwoman saving to bring her son Tommy from Ireland. On the day the child arrives at Ellis Island, his mother is taken fatally ill, and Abrams is forced to take in the child. Tommy, who comes to love Abrams, is taught to care for the shop, barter with the customers, and study. When he beats Snipe Banks, the neighborhood toughie, Mrs. Banks vengefully reports Tommy to the authorities, who remove him to an orphanage and later to an Iowa family. Tommy escapes and returns to the pawnshop; when faced with another parting, Abrams plans to take him away. Abrams is denounced by Mrs. Banks, precipitating a riot, but Dr. Mueller, Nora's suitor, arrives to straighten out matters; Abrams is permitted to adopt the ... +


Isaac Abrams, a lonely ghetto pawnbroker, is disliked by most of his neighbors; the only exceptions are Nora Banks, the landlady's charming daughter, and Mrs. Shannon, a poor scrubwoman saving to bring her son Tommy from Ireland. On the day the child arrives at Ellis Island, his mother is taken fatally ill, and Abrams is forced to take in the child. Tommy, who comes to love Abrams, is taught to care for the shop, barter with the customers, and study. When he beats Snipe Banks, the neighborhood toughie, Mrs. Banks vengefully reports Tommy to the authorities, who remove him to an orphanage and later to an Iowa family. Tommy escapes and returns to the pawnshop; when faced with another parting, Abrams plans to take him away. Abrams is denounced by Mrs. Banks, precipitating a riot, but Dr. Mueller, Nora's suitor, arrives to straighten out matters; Abrams is permitted to adopt the boy. +

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