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Green Fields (1937)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  11 October 1937 (USA)
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Ulmer's soulful, open-air adaptation of Peretz Hirshbein's classic play heralded the Golden Age of Yiddish cinema. When an ascetic young scholar ventures into the countryside, searching for... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Gorrin ...
Levy Yitzchok - 'Levi Yitskhok' (as Michael Goldstein)
Helen Beverly ...
Tzineh - 'Tsine' (as Helen Beverley)
Isidore Cashier ...
Duvid Noiach - 'Dovid-Noich' (as Izidor Casher)
Anna Appel ...
Rochel - 'Rokhl'
Max Vodnoy ...
Alkuneh - 'Elkone'
Lea Noemi ...
Gittel - 'Gitl'
Dena Drute ...
Stera
Saul Levine ...
Hersh-Ber
Herschel Bernardi ...
Avram-Yankov - 'Avrom-Yankov' (as Hershel Bernardi)
Aron Ben-Ami ...
A Yeshive Bocher
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Storyline

Ulmer's soulful, open-air adaptation of Peretz Hirshbein's classic play heralded the Golden Age of Yiddish cinema. When an ascetic young scholar ventures into the countryside, searching for the city of "true Jews," he learns some unexpected lessons from the Jewish peasants who take him in as a tutor for their children. Written by National Center for Jewish Film

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Release Date:

11 October 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grine Felder  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$80,000 (USA)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1981 restoration) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Variray Blue Seal Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The film debut of Herschel Bernardi. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Meid Lech
Composer unknown
Sung by an off-screen chorus
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A Worthwhile Curio of the Jewish Past
17 September 2004 | by (Central California) – See all my reviews

While I saw this film 35 years ago when I was 13, and couldn't understand the parts where Yiddish was spoken without subtitles, I remember it being very enjoyable. It is a comedy and everyone has foibles, including the student, who often is self-important and pompous. I remember him explaining his sensitivity by saying, "I have a Jewish heart." Like everyone else doesn't?

One thing I picked up years later when this was the subject of a TV documentary, was a scene where the young son of the family, played by a very young Hershel Bernardi, invites the student to cross a river, symbolic that by simplifying his life he is, in a sense, crossing the River Jordan.

Not a bad idea, today, either.


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