The Younger Generation

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The Younger Generation
Directed by Frank Capra
Produced by Jack Cohn
Written by Howard J. Green (dialogue)
Fannie Hurst (play)
Sonya Levien
Starring Ricardo Cortez
Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Cinematography Ted Tetzlaff
Edited by Arthur Roberts
Production
company
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • March 4, 1929 (1929-03-04)
Running time 75 minutes / 84 minutes (TCM print)
Country United States
Language English
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The Younger Generation is a 1929 drama film directed by Frank Capra. It was produced by Jack Cohn for Columbia Pictures. This was Capra's first sound film. It was actually a silent movie with various dialogue sequences added into it. The screenplay was adapted from a Fannie Hurst play entitled "It Is to Laugh."[1]

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The child of Jewish immigrants, young Morris Goldfish (Ricardo Cortez) becomes a big success in business. He moves his family to Park Avenue, but finds they were happier back on the East Side. He changes his name to Maurice Fish, as he becomes more and more ashamed of his family and his origins. In the end he finds that there is more to life than money.[1][2]

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