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Uncle Moses

Directed by Sidney M. Goldwin

USA | 88 minutes | 1932

Yiddish with English subtitles

Uncle Moses, a rare 1932 Yiddish-language film production, captures a performance by Maurice Schwartz, one of the premiere actors in that world. In the story, Uncle Moses has emigrated to the U.S. from the old world. There, he was merely a butcher. Here, he is a wealthy garment manufacturer. He employs many of the people from his old village in his sweatshops and, paternalistically, considers them his family. It is difficult for him to understand the union movement which is developing among them, and he fights it tooth and nail. He is a widower, and when the prospect of marriage dawns between him and the feisty, radical daughter of some of his workers, all sorts of complications arise.
Director Sidney M. Goldwin
Countries of Production USA
Year of Presentation 1932
Language(s) Yiddish with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 88 minutes
Principal Cast Maurice Schwartz, Judith Abarbanel, Mark Schweid, Zvee Scooler
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