Abie's Irish Rose (1928 film)

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Abie's Irish Rose
Theatrical release poster for Abie's Irish Rose
Theatrical release poster
Directed byVictor Fleming
Produced byB. P. Schulberg
Written byJules Furthman
Julian Johnson, Herman Mankiewicz (titles)
Based onAbie's Irish Rose
by Anne Nichols
StarringCharles "Buddy" Rogers
Nancy Carroll
Jean Hersholt
J. Farrell MacDonald
Music byJ. S. Zamecnik
CinematographyHarold Rosson
Edited byEda Warren
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • November 3, 1928 (1928-11-03)
Running time
12 reels (10,471 feet)
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.5 million[1]

Abie's Irish Rose is a 1928 early talking (part-talkie) film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Nancy Carroll, Jean Hersholt, and J. Farrell MacDonald. It is based on the play Abie's Irish Rose by Anne Nichols.[2] The film was later remade in 1946.


A Jewish boy, Abie Levy (Rogers), falls in love with and secretly marries Rosemary Murphy (Carroll), an Irish Catholic girl, but lies to his family, saying that she's Jewish. The fathers of both bride and groom are at first religiously bigoted toward the other but with the birth of twin grandchildren, their antagonism fades.


Preservation status[edit]

Only reels 3-6 and 9-12 survive of this film in a silent incomplete copy. There may also be an incomplete copy of reel 8, unverified. All of the surviving reels of the film are held at The Library of Congress in Washington D.C..[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Biggest Money Pictures". Variety. June 21, 1932. p. 1.
  2. ^ "Abie's Irish Rose". Film Affinity. filmaffinity.com. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  3. ^ Abie's Irish Rose at silentera.com database

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