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Mamele (1938)

Mamele embraces the entire gamut of interwar Jewish life in Lodz--tenements and unemployed Jews, nightclubs and gangsters, religious Jews celebrating sukkot--but the film belongs to Molly ... See full summary »

Directors:

Joseph Green, Konrad Tom

Writers:

Szmul Goldstein (dialogue) (as Sz. Goldstejn), Mojzesz Nudelman (dialogue) (as M. Nudelman) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Molly Picon ... Khavtshi Samet aka Mamele
Edmund Zayenda Edmund Zayenda ... Schlesinger, Musician
Gertrude Bulman Gertrude Bulman ... Berta Samet
Max Bozyk Max Bozyk ... Berl Samet (as Maks Bozyk)
Ola Sliwkowicz Ola Sliwkowicz ... Jentka Samet
Menasha Oppenheim Menasha Oppenheim ... Maks Katz (as Menasze Oppenheim)
Simche Fostel Simche Fostel ... Nadirman
Maks Perelman Maks Perelman ... Dawid Samet
Ruth Turkow Ruth Turkow ... Bajlcie / Bailchi
Lew Szryftzecer Lew Szryftzecer ... Konchicker
Maks Brin Maks Brin
Karol Latowicz Karol Latowicz ... Zeisher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam Domb Adam Domb
Edward Sternbach Edward Sternbach
Edward Sztajnbek Edward Sztajnbek
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Storyline

Mamele embraces the entire gamut of interwar Jewish life in Lodz--tenements and unemployed Jews, nightclubs and gangsters, religious Jews celebrating sukkot--but the film belongs to Molly Picon who romps undaunted through her dutiful daughter role saving siblings, keeping the family intact, singing and acting her way through the stages of a woman's life from childhood to old age. Written by National Center for Jewish Film

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Yiddish

Release Date:

25 December 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Mother See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Green-Film See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (British Acoustic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Featured in Almonds and Raisins (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Abi Gezunt
Music by Abraham Ellstein, Lyrics by Molly Picon
Performed by Molly Picon
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