Mamele embraces the entire gamut of interwar Jewish life in Lodz--tenements and unemployed Jews, nightclubs and gangsters, religious Jews celebrating sukkot--but the film belongs to Molly Picon who romps undaunted through her dutiful daughter role saving siblings, keeping the family intact, singing and acting her way through the stages of a woman's life from childhood to old age. Written by
National Center for Jewish Film
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Featured in Almonds and Raisins
Music by Abraham Ellstein, Lyrics by Molly Picon
Performed by Molly Picon See more