The Kibitzer

  • 1929
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Story about a Yiddish man who insists on giving everyone advice. Through a mistake he is given untold riches in stocks, which he is free to spend as he pleases. Meanwhile, his daughter (Brian) has fallen in love with Hamilton (Commissioner Gordon of TV's "Batman" 35 years later), a poor boy with a good heart. Following Green's advice, Hamilton bets on a...read more

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Story about a Yiddish man who insists on giving everyone advice. Through a mistake he is given untold riches in stocks, which he is free to spend as he pleases. Meanwhile, his daughter (Brian) has fallen in love with Hamilton (Commissioner Gordon of TV's "Batman" 35 years later), a poor boy

with a good heart. Following Green's advice, Hamilton bets on a horse that doesn't stand a chance of winning. Of course, the nag comes in on the money and Hamilton is now well off. The story climaxes as Green has seemingly lost everything when his stock suddenly bottoms out, but it turns out he

has been saved by his brother. The only English that the brother knows is "Yes, sure, certainly," which was his response to a phone call asking whether they wanted to sell the stock. What could have been a charming little film is hampered by too much straying away from the plot and poor

directorial decisions. Too much atmosphere is injected, and some odd glitches in the continuity hurt the film's structure. But former vaudevillian Green gives a wonderful comic performance that is definitely worth a look.

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  • Rating: NR
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