Oct 1, 2013
Abie's Irish Rose opened on Broadway and ran for six and a half
years - at the time, the longest Broadway run ever. (The
record was finally broken 40 years later by Hello, Dolly.)
The plot was simple: A Jewish boy marries a Catholic girl, against their families' wishes.
Two movie versions were made, and a radio version ran on NBC from 1942 to 1944. This episode, Abie Buys a New Jersey store, was originally broadcast on January 13, 1943.