SKU 3383

THE JEWISH MELODY (1940) * with hard-encoded English subtitles *

Joseph Seiden, Chaim Tauber, Isidore Cashier, Moishe Feder, Lazar Freed

David Rosenschein, a New York cantor, receives a call from the millionaire Samuel Boguslaffsky requesting that he come over to his house after dinner.  The cantor's son, Moishe, is engaged to the millionaire's daughter (Freda), but David isn't too happy about the approaching ceremony, because he believes Sam "bought" Moishe for his daughter by paying for his music studies with a renowned professor in Italy and by helping the cantor and his wife buy a house in Flatbush.  But David's about to get a bit more upset, when he finds out that the millionaire's not only looking for a new son-in-law, but for a new wife ... his fifth one.  And whom does he have in mind?  The cantor's daughter, Esta.  David objects to this proposal and when he points out that Esta's only a child, Sam threatens not to renew the cantor's contract at the synagogue; a contract which is up for renewal in two weeks.  Nonetheless, the cantor remains adamant and the millionaire's about to discover that his daughter and future son-in-law also have their own ideas about whom they're going to fall in love with and marry.

DVD-R is in Yiddish with hard-encoded English subtitles. Approx. 91 mins. + a 10 min. contemporary newsreel.  See film sample for quality!

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