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JEW SUSS (1934)

Lothar Mendes; Lion Feuchtwanger Stars: Conrad Veidt, Benita Hume, Frank Vosper
$9.99

Jewss is a 1934 British historical romantic drama film based on a script written by Dorothy Farnum and Arthur Rawlinson. Directed by Lothar Mendes, the film stars German actor Conrad Veidt in the role of Joseph Süß Oppenheimer.  British censors did not allow a film to openly criticize the persecution of Jews, since it would have appeared as an attack on German policy and led to a diplomatic incident.[citation needed] The film had little success in America or most of Europe, but a great political impact in Vienna, where it was banned.[citation needed].  Unlike the 1940 version, the 1934 version is generally considered to be a faithful adaptation of Lion Feuchtwanger's 1925 novel. It was intended to be a condemnation of antisemitism, not a justification of it. The 1940 version is considered by some to be an antisemitic response to Mendes' philo-semitic film. 

DVD-R IS IN ENGLISH WITH NO SUBTITLES

QUALITY (of feature film only): 

 

·        Sharpness of picture?  - equivalent to a well-worn VHS tape:  snowy and pixellized with images not close-up quite blurry

 

 

 

LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM:  108 mins.


 


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