Artikelnummer 3441

THE JESTER (1937) * with hard-encoded English subtitles *

Joseph Green, Jan Nowina-Przybylski Writers: Joseph Green (story) (as Joseph Victor) , Itzik Manger (dialogue) (as I. Manger) , 1 more credit » Stars: Miriam Kressyn, Zygmunt Turkow, Hy Jacobson

Also known as Der Purimspieler, this film tells the story of Getsel, an itinerant Purim player, who shows up in a Galician village and gets a job with Reb Nuchem, the shoemaker.  He endes up falling in love with the shoemaker's daughter, Esther, but is fully aware she's in love with a wandering circus performer.  Nonetheless, Getzel is content in his work and his life.  Soon after, Esther's father inherits a fortune and tries to marry his daughter off to a man of his choosing.  Esther flees to Warsaw with Getzel, where she meets and marries the circus performer.  When Getzel returns back to the village, he's blamed for Esther's disappearance.

DVD-R is in Yiddish with hard-encoded English subtitles.  Approx. 87 mins. + a 1 min. contemporary newsreel.  Some softness and minor sound issues from time to time.


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