This lively comedy of feuding Irish and Jewish families living side by side in the poorer quarters of 1920s New York is filled with stock characters played with great comic flair – the hard-working Jewish storekeeper (George Sidney), his anxious wife (Vera Gordon), the pugnacious Irish cop (Charlie Murray), and his feisty but warm-hearted wife (Cork-born Kate Price). Tensions between them reach a peak when the daughter of the Jewish family falls in love with the Irish family’s son.

Alongside multi-award-winning Irish accordionist Dermot Dunne, saxophonist Nick Roth, Artistic Director of the Yurodny Ensemble, leads the quartet that accompanies the film, with a score drawing lavishly on Irish and Jewish folk music traditions.

The film was jointly restored by the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique and the IFI Irish Film Archive.