The Younger Generation

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The Younger Generation
The Younger Generation poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Frank Capra
Produced by Jack Cohn
Written by Howard J. Green (dialogue)
Sonya Levien
Based on It Is to Laugh
by Fannie Hurst
Starring Ricardo Cortez
Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Cinematography Ted Tetzlaff
Edited by Arthur Roberts
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • March 4, 1929 (1929-03-04)
Running time
75 minutes / 84 minutes (TCM print)
Country United States
Language English

The Younger Generation is a 1929 American part-talkie drama film directed by Frank Capra. It was produced by Jack Cohn for Columbia Pictures. This was Capra's first sound film. While mostly silent, the film had talking sequences, as well as a synchronized music score and sound effects. The screenplay was adapted from a Fannie Hurst play entitled It Is to Laugh.[1]


The child of Jewish immigrants, Morris Goldfish (Ricardo Cortez) finds success as an art dealer. He moves his family to Fifth Avenue and changes his name to Maurice Fish. There, he finds his family to be damaging to his social status. In the end he finds that there is more to life than money.[1][2]



  1. ^ a b "The Younger Generation". Retrieved 2015-11-05.
  2. ^ "The Younger Generation (1929)". Retrieved 2015-11-05.

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