Don't Tell Everything
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Don't Tell Everything
Ethnic humor was common and generally accepted in the 1910s and 1920s, and Max Davidson was one of the better known Jewish comedians of the era. Between 1925 and 1928, he had his own two-reel series for producer Hal Roach; it was canned, however, because of complaints from Jewish filmgoers (which shows that some people were taking offense, even in those days). This two-reeler, however, didn't need the ethnic humor to be funny. Max wins a wealthy widow without telling her that he has an unruly adolescent son from a previous marriage (Spec O'Donnell). The boy insists on coming home to… More