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9 August 1985 (USA) See more »
This documentary examines the dozens of Yiddish-language talking films made in the United States and Europe between the release of The Jazz Singer in 1927 and the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. | Add synopsis »
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Celia Adler ... Herself (archive footage)
Herschel Bernardi ... Himself

Eugenie Besserer ... Herself (archive footage)

Fanny Brice ... Herself (archive footage)
Leo Fuchs ... Himself
Joseph Green ... Himself

George Jessel ... Himself (archive footage)

Al Jolson ... Himself (archive footage)
Miriam Kressyn ... Herself
Leon Liebgold ... Himself

May McAvoy ... Herself (archive footage)

David Opatoshu ... Himself
Moyshe Oysher ... Himself (archive footage)

Molly Picon ... Herself (also archive footage)
Seymour Rechzeit ... Himself
Maurice Schwartz ... Himself (archive footage)
Zvee Scooler ... Himself

Orson Welles ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
David Elstein 
Russ Karel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Russ Karel 
Wolf Mankowitz  treatment

Produced by
Christopher Barnes .... associate producer
David Elstein .... producer
Russ Karel .... producer
Irving Rappaport .... associate producer
Original Music by
John Altman 
Cinematography by
Jack Lashes 
Film Editing by
Chris Barnes 
Kevin Hewitt 
Bridget Reiss 
Anthony Sloman 
Production Management
Mark Oppe .... production manager
Art Department
Ralph Steadman .... art work
Sound Department
Paul Carr .... sound mixer
Mark Davies .... sound mixer
Brian Paxton .... sound mixer
Larry Richardson .... sound mixer
Andy Rovins .... sound
Winston Ryder .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Martin Bradpiece .... special effects
Editorial Department
Christopher Barnes .... supervising editor
Other crew
Kevin Anderson .... archival research consultant
Martin Bradpiece .... titles

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90 min
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