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Motel the Operator (1940)

 -  Drama  -  15 January 1940 (USA)
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Motl, a poor laborer, loving husband and new father, leads cloakmakers in a strike for better working conditions. When he is severely injured by strikebreakers, his wife, Esther, and infant... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Chaim Tauber ...
Motel Friedman
Seymour Rechzeit ...
Jacob 'Jack' Rosenwald
Yetta Zwerling ...
Chane Belle 'Annabella' Frumkin
Jacob Zanger ...
Jacob 'Joseph' Frumkin
Maurice Krohner ...
Benjamin Rosenwald
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Izidor Frankel ...
The Boss
Berthe Hart ...
Rebecca Rosenwald
Gertrude Krause ...
Ruth Frumkin
Malvina Rappel ...
Esta Friedman
Herman Rosen
Joseph Schoengold
Leibelei Waldman ...
The Cantor
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Motl, a poor laborer, loving husband and new father, leads cloakmakers in a strike for better working conditions. When he is severely injured by strikebreakers, his wife, Esther, and infant son are left destitute. Desperate to save her starving child, Esther gives him up for adoption to a wealthy couple, and then commits suicide. Written by Anonymous

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