Hallelujah I'm a Bum (Happy Go Lucky) (Lazy Bones) (The Heart of New York)
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Hallelujah I'm a Bum (Happy Go Lucky) (Lazy Bones) (The Heart of New York)
Joe Smith and Charlie Dale, the Jewish-dialect comedy team famous for their "Dr. Kronkheit" sketch, provide comic relief in Heart of New York, a filmization of Smith and Dale's Broadway hit Mendel Inc. The team costars with another Hebraic comedian, George Sidney, who portrays good-natured plumber Mendel Maranta. Mendel goes into business for himself after inventing a revolutionary washing machine, accruing wealth beyond his wildest dreams. The ex-plumber learns all too soon that money and happiness are not necessarily hand-in-hand commodities, especially in dealing with the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A whimsical, offbeat and somewhat original Depression-era musical comedy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A very strange, pre-code, quasi-musical with a socialist message and a talking performance by silent comic Harry Langdon."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"Jolson's best acting; great Rodgers & Hart score; quirky rhymed dialogue"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Even things that are more jarring than effective -- school children and teachers singing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" with a cut on every syllable -- are unforgettable."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)