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The Vow
(Tkies Kaf)
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wo friends have pledged that their as yet unborn children will marry, but fate gets in the way. The prophet Elijah intervenes and one can only guess as to the outcome of this classic drama. A moving story of love, with fine performances by some of the great actors of the Polish Yiddish theater. With Zygmund Turkow. Poland. Directed by Henryk Szaro.
 

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ISBN 1-56082-155-8 
90 min., #768, B&W, 1937,  
Yiddish w/Eng. subtitles, DVD, $39.95 
 

 

American Matchmaker
(Amerikaner Shadkhn)
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n this delightful romantic comedy, Leo Fuchs plays a wealthy man, unhappily married several times, who decides that if he cannot have happiness he can at least bring joy to the life of others by becoming a modern day "matchmaker."  Life becomes all the more complicated when he realizes, too late, that one of his female clients is best suited for him. Also with Judith Abarbanel.  USA.  Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer.
  

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ISBN 1-56082-102-7
87 min., #749, B&W, 1940,
Yiddish w/new Eng. subtitles, DVD, $39.95
 



His Wife's Lover
(Zayn Vaybs Lubovnik)
Comedian Ludwig Satz plays an actor who disguises himself as an old man.  After winning the hand of a young woman, he decides to test her fidelity by switching back to his real handsome self and by trying to seduce her.  A charming musical comedy!  Also with Michael Rosenberg, Isidore Cashier and Lucy Levine. USA. Directed by Sidney Goldin.

"A little fairy tale!"-New York Herald-Tribune
 

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ISBN 1-56082-050-0
77 min., #736, B&W, 1931,
Yiddish w/new Eng. subtitles, DVD, $39.95
 

 

The Dybbuk
(Der Dibuk)

This classic adaptation of S. Ansky's story of unfulfilled love, broken promises, and the supernatural is about a "dybbuk" who enters his beloved's body and possesses her.  Considered one of the great Yiddish films!  With Avrom Marevsky, Isaac Samberg, Lili Liliana, Max Bozyk and Leon Liebgold. Poland. Directed by Michal Waszynski.

"It has an enthralling power and is magnificently acted."
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International Herald-Tribune
 

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ISBN 1-56082-082-9
120 min., #722, B&W, 1937,
Yiddish w/Eng. subtitles, DVD, $39.95





Mothers of Today
(Hayntike Mames)
This is a melodrama about a cantor's son who steals, runs off with a woman of "questionable morality"; and  even breaks his mother's heart.  Yiddish cinema's answer to the "Gangster" movie! With Esther Field. USA. Directed by Henry Lynn.

 

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ISBN 1-56082-154-X
90 min., #758, B&W, 1939, 
Yiddish w/Eng. subtitles, DVD, $39.95

 


 

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