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Uncle Moses (1932)

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Wealthy, powerful sweatshop owner falls in love with employee's teenage daughter, who feels obligated to marry him after he shares his wealth with her parents, though she actually loves a young Marxist unionizer.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Maurice Schwartz ...
Moses
Judith Abarbanel ...
Mascha Melnick
Mark Schweid ...
Aaron Melnick
Sam Gertler ...
Sam, Moses' Nephew
Zvee Scooler ...
Charlie
Rebecca Weintraub ...
Gnendel
Rubin Goldberg ...
Moses' Father
Leon Seidenberg ...
Mannes
Michael Gibson ...
Moishe Gross
Wolf Goldfaden ...
Nachman
Abe Sinkoff ...
Zalmen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben-Zion Katz ...
Schmiel Yossel
Jacob Mestel ...
Berel
Michael Rosenberg
Sally Schorr ...
Rosie
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"Uncle" Moses is a wealthy garment store owner in the Lower East Side. He lords his wealth and its attendant power over the neighborhood, dispensing noblesse oblige and conducting casual affairs with numerous women. When he falls in love with the beautiful young daughter of one of his employees, he discovers what it is like to be beholden to another person. He convinces her to marry him, but she does so out of financial and social obligation, and Moses' love remains distressingly unrequited. At the same time, the growing labor movement attacks him for his exploitative employment conditions, and Moses begins to doubt the truth of the American Dream he thought he had achieved. Written by Dan Gilman <dgilman@haverford.edu>

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They treated him like a king, and he thought he was king.
15 April 2005 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Uncle Moses because of the fact that he owns a sweatshop on the lower East Side is treated like a king by all the poor people that know him or work with him. It is a very short step from being treated to believing and that happens with Moses, specially when he wants to get married to a young woman who does not love him but is forced to do so by her parents. Maurice Schwartz gives a great performance as Moses, in this excellent film spoken in Yiddish. He makes Moses a likable character, that in spite of his defects, is a "mench". By the fact that the film was made in 1932 it is also fascinating from an historical point of view because you see the lower East Side alive, with its carts, its people, its stores and restaurants. Also it shows how the workers start changing by joining the union in a search for better conditions.


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