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American Matchmaker

Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer

USA | 86 minutes | 1940

English and Yiddish with English subtitles

Leo Fuchs, known on Second Avenue as “the Yiddish Fred Astaire,” plays an elegant and eligible bachelor who can never seem to close the marriage deal. Edgar G. Ulmer’s last Yiddish movie was also his most modern, an art deco romantic comedy about male ambivalence and Jewish assimilation. With its urbane, neurotic hero, American Matchmaker looks ahead to the films of Woody Allen.
Foreign Title Americaner Shadchen
Director Edgar G. Ulmer
Countries of Production USA
Year of Presentation 1940
Language(s) English and Yiddish with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 86 minutes
Principal Cast Leo Fuchs, Judith Abarbanel, Judel Dubinsky
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