His People (also known as Proud Heart) is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by Edward Sloman about a young, Jewish boxer growing up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.[2] According to film historian Lester Friedman, “Sloman portrays immigrant life in America.”[3]

His People
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Directed byEdward Sloman
Written byCharles E. Whittaker (scenario)
Alfred A. Cohn (scenario)
Story byIsadore Bernstein
Produced byCarl Laemmle
StarringRudolph Schildkraut
CinematographyMax Dupont
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • November 1, 1925 (1925-11-01)
Running time
9 reels; 8,983 feet
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Box office$3,000,000[1]
The full film



In 2004, Paul Shapiro wrote a score for the film.[4]

In 2007 Peter Rothbart, a professor of music at Ithaca College wrote a score for the film.[3]


A print of His People is preserved at the Library of Congress.[2]


  1. ^ Box Office Information for His People
  2. ^ a b Progressive Silent Film List: His People at silentera.com
  3. ^ a b FLEFF Screening of Silent Film on Immigrant Life Will Feature World Premiere of Original Score
  4. ^ "Films/His People". Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved February 9, 2009.

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