Potash and Perlmutter

Potash and Perlmutter (1923) is an American silent comedy film. The film is based on an ethnic Jewish comedy with characters created by Montague Glass and Charles Klein for a 1913 Broadway play of the same name which ran for 441 performances.[1] The play is based on the 1909 book of the same name by Montague Glass. This film is notable as the first release of Samuel Goldwyn's independent production company.[2][3]

Potash and Perlmutter
Lantern slide for the film
Directed byClarence G. Badger
Produced bySamuel Goldwyn
Written byFrances Marion (screenplay)
Montague Glass (play)
Charles Klein (play)
Montague Glass (titles)
Distributed byAssociated First National
Release date
September 6, 1923
Running time
80 min.
CountryUnited States

Stage stars Alexander Carr and Barney Bernard reprise their famous roles in this film.

The film's success would inspire two Goldwyn sequels, In Hollywood with Potash and Perlmutter (1924) and Partners Again (1926). In 1927, the UK division of Phonofilm produced a short film with Augustus Yorke (1860-1939) and Nicholas Adams playing Potash and Perlmutter.



  1. Internet Broadway Database entry
  2. IMDB entry
  3. Marill, Alvin H. (1976). Samuel Goldwyn presents. A.S. Barnes. p. 39. ISBN 0498016587.

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