Artikelnummer 3389

THE LIGHT AHEAD (Fishke the Lame) (1939) * with hard-encoded English subtitles *

Henry Felt, Edgar G. Ulmer, Chaver Pahver, Mendele Mocher Sforim, David Opatoshu, Helen Beverly, Isidore Cashier

The Pale of Settlement in the late 19th Century.  Impoverished and disabled, Fishke and Hodel dream of a better life in the big city of Odessa, where they can escape the poverty and stifling prejudices of the shtetl.  The benevolent and enlightened bookseller Mendele helps them by turning the never-changing, small-town superstitions to their advantage. 

DVD-R is in Yiddish with hard-encoded subtitles.  Approx. 93 mins. + 5 mins. of contemporary newsreels.  See film sample for audio and video quality.

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