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The Cantor's Son (1937)

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This musical drama marks the screen debut of Moishe Oysher, in a film critic J. Hoberman calls an "anti-Jazz Singer." Oysher stars as a wayward youth who makes his way from his Polish ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Moyshe Oysher ...
Saul 'Shloimele' Reichman
Florence Weiss ...
Helen
Judith Abarbanel ...
Rivke
Michael Rosenberg ...
Yossel Lutchik
Juda Bleich ...
Cantor Zanvel Reichman (as Judah Bleich)
Bertha Guttenberg ...
Malke Reichman
Isidore Cashier ...
W.H. Rosovitch
Vicki Marcus ...
Saul as a young boy
Lorraine Abarbanal ...
Rivke as a young girl
Daniel Makarenko
Irving Honigman ...
Ben, club manager
Rose Wallerstein ...
Clara, Helen's roommate
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This musical drama marks the screen debut of Moishe Oysher, in a film critic J. Hoberman calls an "anti-Jazz Singer." Oysher stars as 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 childhood sweetheart. Written by National Center for Jewish Film

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Drama | Musical

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26 December 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dem khazns Zundyl  »

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Belz
Lyrics by Jacob Jacobs
Music by Aleksandr Olshanetsky (as Alexander Olshanetsky)
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Enjoy Yiddish cultural and cantonal artistry
13 July 2006 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

We just saw this most remarkable piece of Yiddish film history at the Jerusalem Film Festival. It is a must for those who love Yiddish culture and cantonal artistry.

While the story is dated, is is a great period piece that takes you to a small shtetl - Belz and to the turn of the 20th Century immigrant experience.

We enjoyed seeing Jewish boy struggle and make it in his new country only to return back home to celebrate his parents' golden wedding anniversary and face new choices and challenges.

Kudos to the Brandeis University and the film project for preserving this important work.


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