COHEN ON THE TELEPHONE
Dir. Robert Ross
(9min, USA, 1929)
Trying to make a call and unfamiliar with the newfangled invention of the telephone, Cohen (played by George Sidney) embroils himself in a comic monologue of misunderstanding. Here, we see how the Jewish immigrant is now characterized not simply by how he moves and looks, but by how he speaks.
Film restored by the National Center For Jewish Film.