The Jewish soul ten classics of Yiddish cinema
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"During their heyday in the late 1930s, Yiddish movies covered a broad range of genres: comedies, soap operas, the supernatural, literary adaptations, musicals, and Lubitsch-style romances. Unified through language, gesture, and a common cultural sensibility, they captured the essence of the Jewish soul. [...] This five-disc set captures the diversity of Yiddish film." --Back cover.

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Adopted children -- Drama.
Cantors (Judaism) -- Drama.
Clothing workers -- Drama.
Daughters -- Drama.
Dybbuk -- Drama.
Jews -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Older people -- Drama.
Suicide -- Drama.
Feature films.
Other Authors:
Alexander, A. L., 1906-1967, actor.
Badin, Max, actor.
Dubinsky, David, 1892-1982, actor.
Field, Esther, actor.
Ford, Aleksander, film director.
Greenfield, Rose, actor.
Kino Classics (Firm), publisher.
Lobster Films (Firm), production company.
Moreṿski, Avraham, 1886-1964, actor.
Nosseck, Max, film director.
Rosenberg, Michael, 1901-1976, actor.
Salzman, Esta, actor.
Samberg, Ajzyk, 1889-1943, actor.
Schwartz, Maurice, 1890-1960, film director.
Seiden, Joseph, film director.
Tauber, Chaim, 1901-1972, actor.
Thomashefsky, Harry, film director.
Ulmer, Edgar G. (Edgar George), 1904-1972, film director.
Waszyński, Michał, film director.
Weintraub, Rebecca, actor.
Wilner, Max, 1895-1956, actor.
Zwerling, Yetta, 1894-1982, actor.
5 disc set
5 videodiscs (approximately 873 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
video file
region A
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: Not rated.
Title from container.
Special Features: Audio commentaries for select films by J. Hoberman, Allen Lewis Rickman, and Eve Sicular -- The Dybbuk : restored 123 minute version and alternate 99 minute version -- Alternate versions of American Matchmaker, Eli Eli, and Her Second Mother with vintage subtitles.
Chaim Tauber, Yetta Zwerling, Rose Greenfield, Esta Salzman, Michael Rosenberg, Rebecca Weintraub, Max Wilner, Max Badin, Esther Field, Avrom Morewski, Ajzyk Samberg, A. L. Alexander, David Dubinsky.
Blu-ray; region A, 1920x1080p, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; requires Blu-ray player.
Yiddish dialogue; English subtitles.
disc 1. The Dybbuk / directed by Michal Waszynski (1937 : 123 min.)
Mir Kumen On / directed by Aleksander Ford (1935 : 61 min.)
disc 2. American Matchmaker / directed by Edgar G. Ulmer (1940 : 85 min.)
Overture to glory / directed by Max Nosseck (1940 : 82 min.)
disc 3. Tevya / directed by Maurice Schwartz (1939 : 92 min.)
The Yiddish King Lear / directed by Harry Thomashefsky (1935 : 84 min.)
disc 4. Her second mother / directed by Joseph Seiden (1940 : 84 min.)
Motel the operator / directed by Joseph Seiden (1939 : 87 min.)
disc 5. Eli Eli / directed by Joseph Seiden (1940 : 88 min.)
Three daughters / directed by Joseph Seiden (1950 : 87 minutes).
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