Yiddish Cinema

Yiddish Cinema

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Yiddish Cinema
  • WITHOUT A HOME (1939)

    Movie

    The last Yiddish feature made in Poland before WWII, this 1939 film was based on a 1907 play by the prolific playwright Jacob Gordin. Best known for his folksy didacticism and moralism, Gordin brought the common life of the Lower East Side to the Yiddish stage. With over 100 plays to his credit, ...

  • MOTHERS OF TODAY (1939)

    Movie

    An important cultural film expressing the anxieties of Jewish immigrant families to the USA, faced with the younger generation's increasing assimilation into mainstream American society.

  • THE GREAT ADVISOR (1940)

    Movie

    Three friends attempt to better their lot through luck or marriage...

  • THE CANTOR'S SON (1937)

    Movie

    The first great Yiddish musical talkie produced in America!
    A wayward youth who makes his way from his Polish shtetl to New York's Lower East Side where he is "discovered" and becomes a well-known singer. Ultimately, he returns home to the Old Country and reunites with his parents and his childho...

  • TEVYA (1939)

    Movie

    The original Fiddler on the Roof and a Yiddish movie classic

  • THE DYBBUK (1937)

    Movie

    In the mystical world of the shtetl, comes a heartbreaking and poignant love story based on holy law, spirituality, life, death and the world beyond. This is THE classic Yiddish film of all time.

  • MARIJKA THE UNFAITHFUL (1934)