The Jewish soul ten classics of Yiddish cinema

Language and/or Subtitles: Yiddish
Format: Blu-Ray 2020
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The dybbuk: A mystical love story about a poor Talmud student and a girl from a wealthy Polish-Jewish family.
Mir kumen on: A documentary that depicts Jewish life in Poland prior to World War II.
American matchmaker: A wealthy man with a string of romantic failures becomes a successful matchmaker.
Overture to glory: A jewish cantor is seduced by the allure of opera after being introduced to it by two attractive young Poles.
Tevya: A Jewish milkman lives a humble rural existence with his wife and several daughters who are all of prime marrying age.
The Yiddish King Lear: Setting off from Vilna to spend his last days in the Holy Land, an arrogant old man spurns the youngest of his three daughters, leaving his fortune in the wrong hands.
Her second mother: A young woman tries to repay her adoptive parents' kindness by shielding their biological child from the police when he gets involved with an embezzler.
Motel the operator: While leading some cloakmakers in a strike for better working conditions, a poor laborer is severely injured by strikebreakers, leaving his wife and infant son destitute.
Eli Eli: When they need to raise money in order to save their farm, an elderly couple turn to their adult children for help.
Three daughters: A longtime accountant at a New York firm is concerned about the future of his three daughters and worries that he might lose his job if he makes a mistake.
The dybbuk = Der Dibuk / directed by Michal Waszynski ; produced by Zygmunt Mayflauer ; adapted by S.A. Kacyzna and Andrzej Marek (1937) (123 min.)
Mir kumen on = Children must laugh = We're on our way / directed by Aleksander Ford ; screenplay by Jacob Pat, Wanda Wasilewska (1935) (61 min.)
American matchmaker = Americaner shadchen / directed by Edgar G. Ulmer ; screenplay by Shirley Castle Ulmer ; with dialogue by B. Ressler (1940) (85 min.)
Overture to glory / directed by Max Nosseck ; produced by Ira Greene and Ludwig Landy ; screenplay by Ossip Dymow, Jacob Gladstone, and Max Nosseck (1940) (82 min.)
Tevya = Tevye, the milkman / directed by Maurice Schwartz ; produced by Henry Ziskin ; screenplay by Maurice Schwartz ; adapted from the stories of Sholem Aleichem by Marcy Klauber (1939) (92 min.)
The Yiddish King Lear = The Jewish King Lear / directed by Harry Thomashefsky ; produced by Jack Rieger and Johnnie Walker ; screenplay by Abraham Armband (1935) (84 min.)
Her second mother / directed by Joseph Seiden ; screenplay by Izidor Frankel (1940) (84 min.)
Motel the operator = Motl, the operator / produced and directed by Joseph Seiden (1939) (87 min.)
Eli Eli / produced and directed by Joseph Seiden ; screenplay by Izidor Frankel (1940) (88 min.)
Three daughters / produced and directed by Joseph Seiden (1950) (87 min.).

Additional Information
Subjects Jews -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Dybbuk -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Jews -- Poland -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Cantors (Judaism) -- Drama.
Jewish families -- Drama.
Clothing workers -- Drama.
Older people -- Drama.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Romance films.
Musical films.
Documentary films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Nonfiction films.
Publisher New York, NY :Kino Classics,2020
Edition Blu-ray, Full screen.
Other Titles Dybuk (Motion picture : 1937)
Mir kumen on (Motion picture)
Americaner Shadchen (Motion picture)
Vilner shtot khazn.
Tevya (Motion picture)
Yiddish King Lear (Motion picture)
Her second mother (Motion picture)
Motel the operator (Motion picture)
Eli Eli (Motion picture)
Three daughters (Motion picture)
Her 2nd mother.
3 daughters.
Americaner schadchen.
Vilner balebesl.
Ṭeṿye der milkhiḳer.
Yudisher Ḳenig Lir.
Motl der opereyter.
Drey tekhter.
Ten classics of Yiddish cinema
10 classics of Yiddish cinema
Contributors Bromberg, Serge, restorationist, film producer.
Liliana, Lili, 1915- actor.
Liebgold, Leon, actor.
Moreṿski, Avraham, 1886-1964, actor.
Samberg, Ajzyk, 1889-1943, actor.
Halpern, Dina, 1909-1989, actor.
Alexander, A. L., 1906-1967, narrator.
Fuchs, Leo, actor.
Abarbanel, Judith, actor.
Dubinsky, Judel, sactor.
Guskin, Anna, actor.
Boodkin, Celia, actor.
Bialis, Rosetta, actor.
Oysher, Moishe, actor.
Weiss, Florence (Actress), actor.
Krohner, Maurice, actor.
Mylong-Muenz, John, 1892-1975, actor.
Beverley, Helen, actor.
Fishbein, Benjamin, actor.
Schwartz, Maurice, 1890-1960, actor, film director, screenwriter.
Riselle, Miriam, actor.
Weintraub, Rebecca, 1873-1952, actor.
Lubelski, Paula, actor.
Marcus, Vicki, actor.
Marcus, Betty (Actress), actor.
Grossman, Helen, actor.
Adler, Esther (Actress), actor.
Bergreen, Jacob, actor.
Grossman, Miriam (Actress), actor.
Levenstein, Fannie, actor.
Pascal, Eddie, actor.
Paskewich, Jeannette, actor.
Salzman, Esta, 1914-2008, actor.
Badin, Max, 1889-1959, actor.
Greenfield, Rose, actor.
Schoenfeld, Margaret, 1908-1966, actor.
Zanger, Jacob, actor.
Tauber, Chaim, 1901-1972, actor.
Rechtzeit, Seymour, 1908-2002, actor.
Zwerling, Yetta, 1894-1982, actor.
Field, Esther, actor.
Frankel, Izidor, actor, screenwriter.
Freed, Lazar, 1889-1944, actor.
Friedlander, Eddie, actor.
Goldstein, Charlotte, 1912-2015, actor.
Rosenberg, Michael, 1901-1976, actor.
Shaw, Sacha, actor.
Wilner, Max, 1895-1956, actor.
Wywerka, Albert, director of photography.
Kon, Henech, composer.
Malkames, Don, director of photography.
Williams, Larry, 1889- director of photography.
Olshanetsky, Alexander, composer.
Secunda, Sholom, 1894-1974, composer.
Freeman, Joseph (Cinematographer), director of photography.
Brody, Joseph (Composer), composer.
Levine, Charles J., director of photography.
Waszyński, Michał, film director.
Mayflauer, Zygmunt, film producer.
Kacyzne, Alter, 1885-1941, screenwriter.
Arnshṭeyn, Marḳ, -1942 or 1943, screenwriter.
Ford, Aleksander, film director.
Pat, Jacob, 1890-1966, screenwriter.
Wasilewski, Wanda, screenwriter.
Ulmer, Edgar G. (Edgar George), 1904-1972, film director.
Ulmer, Shirley, screenwriter.
Ressler, B., screenwriter.
Nosseck, Max, film director, screenwriter.
Greene, Ira, film producer.
Landy, Ludwig, approximately 1888-1953, film producer.
Dymow, Ossip, 1878-1959, screenwriter.
Glatstein, Jacob, 1896-1971, screenwriter.
Ziskin, Henry, film producer.
Klauber, Marcy, screenwriter.
Thomashefsky, Harry, 1895-1993, film director.
Rieger, Jack, film producer.
Walker, Johnnie, 1894-1949, film producer.
Armband, A. (Abraham), screenwriter.
Seiden, Joseph, film director, film producer.
An-Ski, S., 1863-1920. Dibeḳ.
Heimo, G. (Gustav H.), 1895-1986. Americaner schadchen.
Arnshṭeyn, Marḳ, -1942 or 1943. Vilner balebesl.
Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916. Ṭeṿye der milkhiḳer.
Gordin, Jacob, 1853-1909. Yudisher Ḳenig Lir.
Tauber, Chaim, 1901-1972. Motl der opereyter.
Blum, Avraham, 1893-1960. Drey tekhter.
Lobster Films (Firm), restorationist, film producer.
Kino Classics (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers The dybbuk: Lili Liliana, Leon Liebgold, Avrom Morewski, Ajzyk Samberg, Dina Halpern.
Mir kumen on: Narrator, A.L. Alexander.
American matchmaker: Leo Fuchs, Judith Abarbanel, Judel Dubinsky, Anna Guskin, Celia Brodkin, Rosetta Bialis.
Overture to glory: Moyshe Oysher, Florence Weiss, Maurice Krohner, John Mylong, Helen Beverley, Benjamin Fishbein.
Tevya: Maurice Schwartz, Miriam Riselle, Rebecca Weintraub, Paula Lubelski, Leon Liebgold, Vicki Marcus, Betty Marcus, Helen Grossman.
The Yiddish King Lear: Esther Adler, Jacob Bergreen, Miriam Grossman, Maurice Krohner, Fannie Levenstein, Eddie Pascal, Jeannette Paskewich.
Her second mother: Esta Salzman, Max Badin, Rose Greenfield, Margaret Schoenfeld, Jacob Zanger.
Motel the operator: Chaim Tauber, Seymour Rechzeit, Yetta Zwerling, Jacob Zanger, Maurice Krohner.
Eli Eli: Max Badin, Esther Field, Izidor Frankel, Lazar Freed, Eddie Friedlander, Rose Greenfield.
Three daughters: Charlotte Goldstein, Michael Rosenberg, Esta Salzman, Sacha Shaw, Rebecca Weintraub, Max Wilner.
Other Contributors The dybbuk: Director of photography, Albert Wywerka ; music, Henekh Kon.
Overture to glory: Directors of photography, Don Malkames, Larry Williams ; music, Aleksandr Olshanetsky.
Tevya: Director of photography, Larry Williams ; music, Sholom Secunda.
The Yiddish King Lear: Director of photography, Joseph Freeman ; music, Joseph Brody.
Her second mother/Motel the operator/Eli Eli: Directors of photography, Charles Levine, Don Malkames ; music, Sholom Secunda.
Language Yiddish
In Yiddish; with optional English subtitles.
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as motion pictures, 1935-1950.
The dybbuk based on the play by Sholom Ansky; American matchmaker based on a story by Gustav H. Heimo; Overture to glory from the play by Mark Arnshteyn; Tevya adapted from the stories of Sholem Aleichem; The Yiddish King Lear based on the play by Jacob Gordin; Motel the operator based on the play by Chaim Tauber; Three daughters based on the play by Avraham Blum.
Accompanying booklet (23 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 15 cm) comprises film credits and essays by Serge Bromberg, Allen Lewis Rickman, and Samuel Blumenfeld.
Special features: Audio commentaries by J. Hoberman (The dybbuk), Eve Sicular (American matchmaker), and Allen Lewis Rickman (Overture to glory, Tevya, Her second mother); alternate restored, 99-minute version of The dybbuk; original subtitled versions of American matchmaker, Her second mother, and Eli Eli.
System Details Blu-ray Disc; region A; 1920 x 1080p; requires a Blu-ray Disc player.
Description 5 videodiscs (873 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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