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The First Seven Years (1998)

| Short, Drama | TV Short
In the late 1940s in New York's Jewish community, cobbler Feld and his wife try to convince their daughter Miriam to go to college. She is reticent, thinking she can get all the education ... See full summary »

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Bernard Malamud (story), Rachel Saltz | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Israel Horovitz Israel Horovitz ... Feld
Ned Eisenberg ... Sobel
Annette Arnold Annette Arnold ... Miriam Feld
Daniel London ... Max
David Deblinger ... Mendel
Carol Kane ... Mrs. Feld
Fred Small Fred Small ... Newspaper Vendor
Mina Bern ... Landlady
Stewart Steinberg ... Customer
Gypsy Impalla Gypsy Impalla ... Card Player
James B. Wellford James B. Wellford ... Card Player
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Tim Realbuto ... Neighborhood Kid (as T.C. Realbuto)
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In the late 1940s in New York's Jewish community, cobbler Feld and his wife try to convince their daughter Miriam to go to college. She is reticent, thinking she can get all the education she needs from the classic novels recommended by Feld's assistant, Sobel. Feld tries to fix Miriam up with neighborhood college boy Max. Sobel is angered and storms out -- does he have feelings for Miriam despite the fact he has worked for Feld for five years without revealing them? Written by Dan Harkless

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

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The First Seven Years See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Gigantic Pictures, KTEH See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A well-done short film
12 December 2001 | by Dan_HarklessSee all my reviews

Not too much to say about this one. A good light self-contained 30-minute film. Carol Kane (the actress I tuned in for) doesn't get to do all that much, but fits nicely into the 1940s Jewish mom role.

One oddment is the treatment of the (unsubtitled) Yiddish dialogue in the film. On the Closed Caption track, the Yiddish is in one case simply described in English, in another case transcribed, and in two other cases actually translated! Never seen "hidden subtitles" in the CC track before.


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