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Singing in the Dark (1956)

Leo is a holocaust survivor who suffers from total amnesia; he comes to the U.S. and works as a hotel desk clerk. One night while a comedian, who owns a bar in the hotel, gives him a drink,... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Moyshe Oysher ...
David, aka Leo / His Father
Phyllis Hill ...
Ruth
Joey Adams ...
Joey Napoleon
Henry Sharp ...
Dr. A. Neumann
Mickey Knox ...
Harry, handsome tough
Dave Starr ...
Larry, ugly tough
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Biff Lamont
Kay Medford ...
Luli
Al Kelly ...
Mons. La Fontaine
Cindy Heller ...
Biff's Mistress
Stan Hoffman
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Refugee (as Paul Andor)
Abe Simon ...
The Killer
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Leo is a holocaust survivor who suffers from total amnesia; he comes to the U.S. and works as a hotel desk clerk. One night while a comedian, who owns a bar in the hotel, gives him a drink, he breaks out in song and discovers a great voice. Under a psychiatrist's treatment, and because of a blow to the head by some hoodlums, he realizes his name is David and that he was the son of a great Jewish Cantor, and gradually recovers his memory of losing his parents. He gives up a promising career singing in nightclubs to return to the synagogue. Written by R.Rotman <drama@showcase.ca>

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holocaust | cantor | jewish | song | rabbi | See All (5) »

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Drama | Crime | Music

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7 March 1956 (USA)  »

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Featured in Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004) See more »

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Nice musical
4 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Oysher has amnesia, and forgets that he was once a great singing star. He starts over as a nightclub singer, handled by Joey. Later on, he regains his memory and sings happily ever after. This is a chance to hear Oysher, one of the most famous cantors of all time, sing.


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