The National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., writes:
A small classic of Yiddish absurdism (made from outtakes from the Joseph Seiden feature I Want to Be a Mother) showcases Leo Fuchs' comic virtuosity. Fuchs and Yetta Zwerling play a husband and wife who seek to reignite their marriage by pretending to be landlady and tenant in a flurry of comic role-reversals.
[…]Fuchs, a Polish-born Jewish actor, was born into a Yiddish theatrical family; he had a talent to make people laugh—as this short clip shows. In an obituary in The Independent, Bernard Mendelovitch writes the following about this actor-comedian:
Restoration was completed with funding from the American Film Institute, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Massachusetts Council for the Arts and Humanities.
Fuchs was rubber-faced and practically double-jointed. He could make his body do the most incredible contortions while playing the violin behind his back and screwing up his face until it was quite unrecognisable; but he always pulled himself up to his full height to make a handsome, smiling exit. He enjoyed equal success when playing a season of classical drama with the Maurice Schwartz Arts Theatre in New York, and featured in many Yiddish films, notably I Want to be a Mother, The American Matchmaker and a number of comedy two-reelers.Leo Fuchs was born in 1911 in Warsaw; he died in Los Angeles in 1994.