1939. USA. Maurice Schwartz. 93 min.
Sunday, October 5, 2008, 3:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1939. USA. Directed by Maurice Schwartz. From Tevye der Milkhiker by Sholom Aleichem. With Schwartz. In production just as German tanks rolled into Poland, this bittersweet Yiddish fable is no Fiddler on the Roof. Projecting the lessons of the past into an uncertain present, Schwartz's adaptation of Aleichem's story offered little comfort for audiences of the time. Print courtesy of The National Center for Jewish Film, Brandeis University. 93 min.
In the Film exhibition Hollywood on the Hudson: Filmmaking in New York, 1920–39
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