A rabbi from Poland goes to America to lead a Jewish community. When he arrives in America he is hijacked and has to work his way across the country. On the way he meets up with a bank robber and they form a friendship, have many (mis)adventures including being captured by Indians. Written by
This kosher cowboy hasn't got a prayer -- but plenty of laughs.
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Did You Know?
At the beginning of the movie, set in 1850, the Chief Rabbi refers to Avram as a "shmendrick." This term originates in the operetta "Shmendrik, oder Die komishe Chaseneh" (1877) by Abraham Goldfaden
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In the Talmud, it says "find thyself a teacher" and this I have done. However, there were times I feared that he would find another pupil.
Composed by Stephen Foster
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