A fin de siecle play, when the Bronx was only beginning. Uncle Willie is the general salesman of the neighborhood, who'd sell anybody anything. He finances a boarding house for his niece, who wants only Jewish clientele. And she can't have children. Uncle Willie proceeds to rent rooms to an Irish policeman and his family. Soon the children win the niece over, as she begins to mother them. Their father is killed in a gun way, and the Irish children and their mother find haven in the boarding house. Uncle Willie, always busy, arranges a subsequent remarriage for the Irish Widow - to a widower with five children of his own! Now the two families must sell out (at 200% profit) and move to bigger quarters, and you can be sure Uncle Willie will see to that as well.
"A rare comic portrait" - The New York Post
"A heart-warming time" - New York Daily News