A Jewish girl falls for an Irish boy, much to the displeasure of both families. Believe it or not, the Irish-Jewish wedding story was a wildly popular trope that was featured in songs, plays and motion pictures. (Harpo Marx described one of these plays as “no worse than a bad cold” and he has a point.)
Rosie is a girl living in New York who falls for Tom, the boy next door. Neither family is thrilled with the romance but what can you do when two crazy kids just want to fall in love? Well, in this case, the answer is to engage in slapstick and as many ethnic stereotypes as will fit into the runtime. This film is part of a very curious subgenre, one that helped create copyright law as we know it.