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Motel the Operator (1940)

Motl, a poor laborer, loving husband and new father, leads cloakmakers in a strike for better working conditions. When he is severely injured by strikebreakers, his wife, Esther, and infant... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Seiden

Writer:

Chaim Tauber (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chaim Tauber Chaim Tauber ... Motel Friedman
Seymour Rechzeit Seymour Rechzeit ... Jacob 'Jack' Rosenwald
Yetta Zwerling Yetta Zwerling ... Chane Belle 'Annabella' Frumkin
Jacob Zanger Jacob Zanger ... Jacob 'Joseph' Frumkin
Maurice Krohner Maurice Krohner ... Benjamin Rosenwald
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Izidor Frankel Izidor Frankel ... The Boss
Berthe Hart Berthe Hart ... Rebecca Rosenwald
Gertrude Krause Gertrude Krause ... Ruth Frumkin
Malvina Rappel Malvina Rappel ... Esta Friedman
Herman Rosen Herman Rosen
Joseph Schoengold Joseph Schoengold
Louis 'Leibele' Waldman Louis 'Leibele' Waldman ... The Cantor
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Storyline

Motl, a poor laborer, loving husband and new father, leads cloakmakers in a strike for better working conditions. When he is severely injured by strikebreakers, his wife, Esther, and infant son are left destitute. Desperate to save her starving child, Esther gives him up for adoption to a wealthy couple, and then commits suicide. Written by Anonymous

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yiddish | jewish | based on play | See All (3) »

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

Yiddish

Release Date:

15 January 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Motl the Operator See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinema Service Corp. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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