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JOSEPH GREEN CLASSICS ON DVD!

Joseph GreenOver 65 years ago, Joseph Green (1900-1996) began making Yiddish movies in Poland, collaborating with many of the outstanding artists of the Yiddish world, both in America and Eastern Europe. The outbreak of war brought an end to that era. These four films are a precious legacy.

Producer/director Green worked with Ergo president Eric Goldman to restore his work. Together they saved "Mamele" and "Der Purimshpiler." Green was satisfied that his other two films had been properly preserved!

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THE DVDs have 'extras' like audio commentary by Joseph Green and some of the actors from the films (Molly Picon, Miriam Kressyn, Leon Liebgold); an introduction by Yiddish film historian Dr. Eric Goldman; a photo gallery; filmography and more.

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DVD: BUY THE JOSEPH GREEN YIDDISH FILM COLLECTOR'S EDITION OF FOUR DVDs FOR $130. 
 
   


Yidl Mitn Fidl  
(Yidl with a Fiddle)
  
Molly Picon plays a young woman who poses as a man in order to join a band of musicians traveling the Polish countryside. She falls in love with one of her colleagues with delightfully humorous results.  Filled with music and charm, Molly, in her greatest role, amuses and entertains.  Also with Simche Fostel, Max Bozyk and Leon Liebgold.

"Miss Picon puts so much infectious gayety...that the result is genuine entertainment."-New York Times 
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DVD:ISBN 1-56082-284-8
92  min., #710, B&W, 1936, DVD
Yiddish w/new Eng. subtitles, $39.95

 
Der Purimshpiler (Director's Cut)
(The Jester) 
 
A romantic comedy about a drifter who wanders from "shtetl to shtetl." He finds brief happiness when he falls in love with a shoemaker's daughter in a small Galician town. A likable fantasy about a love triangle and man's quest for the unobtainable. With Miriam Kressyn and Zygmund Turkow.

"Der Purimshpiler is the best Yiddish film this reviewer has ever seen."-New York Daily News 
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DVD:ISBN 1-56082-287-2
90 min., #715, B&W, 1937, DVD,  
Yiddish w/Eng. subtitles, $39.95


Mamele
(Director's Cut)
(Little Mother) 
 
Molly Picon is Khavtshi, the youngest daughter of a widower, who is left with the responsibility of tending house for a helpless and indifferent family of seven.  As such, she becomes the "mamele," their "little mother." Filled with that special brand of humor and song that made Molly Picon the undisputed queen of Yiddish musicals. With Edmund Zayenda.

"Lots of fun-90 mins. of laughter."-New York Times 
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DVD: ISBN 1-56082-285-6
95 min., #720, B&W, 1938, DVD, 
Yiddish w/new Eng. subtitles, $39.95



A Brivele der Mamen 
(A Letter to Mother) 

This delightfully sentimental and moving story focuses on one Jewish mother's efforts to keep her family together. A wonderful mix of intense melodrama and stylized comedy. With Lucy & Misha Gehrman and Edmund Zayenda.
 
"Can be enjoyed 'not only' by the Yiddish audience who should find it delightful."
                                       
-New York Post 

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DVD: ISBN 1-56082-286-4 
100 min., #725, B&W, 1938, DVD, 
Yiddish w/new Eng. subtitles, $39.95 

 
 
 

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