|The Younger Generation|
|Directed by||Frank Capra|
|Written by||Howard J. Green (dialogue)|
|Based on||It Is to Laugh|
by Fannie Hurst
|Produced by||Jack Cohn|
|Edited by||Arthur Roberts|
|Music by||Mischa Bakaleinikoff|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|75 minutes / 84 minutes (TCM print)|
The Younger Generation is a 1929 American part-talkie drama film directed by Frank Capra and starring Ricardo Cortez. It was produced by Jack Cohn for Columbia Pictures. It was Capra's first sound film. While mostly silent, the film has talking sequences, as well as a synchronized music score and sound effects. The screenplay was adapted from a 1927 Fannie Hurst play, It Is to Laugh.
The child of Jewish immigrants, Morris Goldfish (Ricardo Cortez) finds success as an art dealer. He moves his family to Fifth Avenue and changes his name to Maurice Fish. There, he finds his family to be damaging to his social status. In the end he finds that there is more to life than money.