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My Son (1939)

| Drama | 9 May 1939 (USA)
This dramatic tale of immigrant hardship highlights some of the traumatic problems of the immigrant experience, including alcoholism, separation and poverty. The child star, Jerry Rosenberg... See full summary »

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Fania Rubina ...
Freda Berger
Gustav Berger ...
Muni Berger
Jerry Rosenberg ...
Benny Berger
Herman Rosen ...
Mr. Salkin
Harry Feld ...
Chiam Green
Jacob Zanger ...
Lebke
Jenny Cashier ...
Malka Berger
Ida Dvorkin ...
Sarah Berger
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Rose Schwartzberg
Yetta Zwerling
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This dramatic tale of immigrant hardship highlights some of the traumatic problems of the immigrant experience, including alcoholism, separation and poverty. The child star, Jerry Rosenberg (Ross) gives a memorable performance as the son Benny and the film introduces two European stars Fannina Rubina and Gustav Berger. The plot centers on the story of a stage couple that develops marital problems due to the demands of the theatre. The husband, whose career is failing, insists that the wife stay home to tend their young son. The subplot focuses on the plight of a woman who chooses her career over family obligations. Set in New York in the 1930's, the film contains some interesting street shots of the Lower East Side and a marvelous scene in the Bialystoker Old Folks Home. One of the best Second Avenue Yiddish theatre domestic melodramas produced in New York City just prior to World War II, the film provides a wonderful example of the sentimental dramas created to entertain and educate ... Written by National Center for Jewish Film

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9 May 1939 (USA)  »

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The Living Orphan  »

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