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Cohen on the Telephone (1929)

Directed by Robert Ross. Cast: George Sidney. With the advent of sound, the vaudeville-immigrant genre added comic speech to its repertoire of physical comedy and funny situations. This film presents a humorous monologue of a Jewish immigrant using the telephone for the first time when he calls his landlord about repairs to the owner's property. Unfamiliar with the telephone and still uncomfortable with the English language, Cohen embroils himself in a comic monologue of misunderstanding. 9 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Reviews and articles:
Corenthal, Michael. "Cohen on the Telephone: An Introductory Discussion of Recorded Jewish Humor." JEMF Quarterly, vol. 17, no. 64, pp. 182-191, Winter 1981.