The Heart of a Jewess (1913)

Abraham Lieberman is a coal and ice dealer on the lower East Side, his little business being conducted in a miserable basement, his living rooms being adjacent thereto. But Abraham is happy... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney M. Goldin

Writer:

Lois Weber (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lois Weber ... Rebecca Lieberman
Phillips Smalley ... David Cohen
Rupert Julian
Irene Wallace
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Abraham Lieberman is a coal and ice dealer on the lower East Side, his little business being conducted in a miserable basement, his living rooms being adjacent thereto. But Abraham is happy withal, for his daughter, Rebecca, has come to him from Russia. A month later Rebecca is working in a sweat shop to help keep their little home. There she meets David Cohen, foreman of the place, who falls in love with her. But she tells him he has no chance to win her heart, as it is held in keeping across the seas. A month later her sweetheart arrives from Russia, and David leaves New York. Meanwhile, Jake has become Americanized and desires to take up the study of medicine, but has not sufficient means to enter college. Rebecca comes to his aid, and her little savings enable him to take up his course. In due time he graduates and he hangs up his "shingle," but his patients are poor and so his living is precarious. At this juncture, along comes a Schatchen, a Jewish matchmaker, and offers to get ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1913 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Victor Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The character work is excellent
28 October 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A genuine story of Jewish life in two reels, enacted by Jewish characters. The character work is excellent and the production one that holds the interest throughout. The Schadchen, or match-maker, succeeds in mixing things up badly for Rebecca. Jake is lured away to get a $10,000 bribe, but when he reports for his bargain Rebecca quite properly repudiates him and ultimately finds happiness with David, foreman of the tailor shop. The atmosphere of this is perfect and the argument between the Jewish guests at the wedding quite amusing. An entertaining number. - The Moving Picture World, August 23, 1913


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