Sidney M. Goldin, a pioneering filmmaker in the Yiddish market, created a costume melodrama in Austria with all the trimmings and a genuine Yiddish stage pedigree. An extraordinarily interesting picture, especially when compared with Hollywood productions that follow a similar theme.Continue reading “Yizkor (1924) A Silent Film Review”
A wealthy Polish-American businessman returns to the old country after a long absence. He brings along his spunky daughter (Yiddish stage legend Molly Picon), an irreverent practical joker and amateur pugilist. She wins the heart of a shy, dour Talmudic scholar (Picon’s real-life husband, Jacob Kalich) but when a mock wedding goes too far, they find themselves locked in an uncomfortable match. Will east and west ever find a way to bridge the divide?
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