Mirele Efros (1939)

Approved | | Drama | 20 October 1939 (USA)
Mirele Efros, "the Jewish Queen Lear," was the masterpiece of influential Yiddish playwright Jacob Gordin. Berta Gershen gives a memorable performance as Mirele, a wealthy and pious widow ... See full summary »

Director:

Josef Berne

Writers:

Jacob Gordin (play), Ossip Dymow (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Berta Gersten Berta Gersten ... Mirele Efros
Ruth Elbaum Ruth Elbaum ... Shaindel (the Country Girl)
Albert Lipton Albert Lipton ... Yosef 'Yosele' Efros
Michael Rosenberg Michael Rosenberg ... Nuchumize (Shaindel's Father)
Moishe Feder Moishe Feder ... Shalmon
Paula Walter Paula Walter ... Machle (Maid)
Jerry Rosenberg Jerry Rosenberg ... Shloimele Efros
Sarah Krohner Sarah Krohner ... Chaa-Dvoire
Ella Brodner Ella Brodner ... Dina (Shalmon's Sister)
Rubin Wendroff Rubin Wendroff ... The Badchen
Jacob Mestel Jacob Mestel ... Pogorelsky
Moishe Schorr Moishe Schorr ... Coachman
Eugene Sigaloff Eugene Sigaloff ... Peasant
Clara Deutschmann Clara Deutschmann ... Barwoman
Louis Brandt Louis Brandt ... Donye Efros
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Storyline

Mirele Efros, "the Jewish Queen Lear," was the masterpiece of influential Yiddish playwright Jacob Gordin. Berta Gershen gives a memorable performance as Mirele, a wealthy and pious widow whose devotion to her children extends to hand-picking a wife for her eldest son. Unfortunately, she gravely mistakes the young woman's character. Written by National Center for Jewish Film

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Plot Keywords:

child | widow | devotion | wealth | scheme | See All (30) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

Yiddish

Release Date:

20 October 1939 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Credo Pictures Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Blue Seal Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Remake of Mirele Efros (1912) See more »

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