SKU 3430

UNCLE MOSES (1932) * with hard-encoded English subtitles *

Sidney M. Goldin, Aubrey Scotto Writers: Sholom Asch (play), Maurice Schwartz Stars: Maurice Schwartz, Judith Abarbanel, Mark Schweid

When poverty and persecution compel his former neighbors to abandon their Polish shtetl, "Uncle" Moses, the shtetl's former butcher, welcomes them to the promised land of his Lower East Side clothing factory.  A master in the harsh, new American system with its 14-hour workday, Moses attempts to reconstruct the lost harmony of the shtetl in the paternalistic order of his sweatshop.  He uses his wealth to show off his accomplishments and leaves the daily operation of the factory to his nephew, Sam.  When Masha Melnick pleads with him for her father's job, Moses, who has the hots for the girl, rehires the dad.  But Masha also happens to be the sweetheart of Charlie, a labor activist, who's trying to organize a union in Moses' factory.

DVD-R is in Yiddish with hard-encoded English subtitles.  Approx. 83 mins. + a 1 min. contemporary newsreel.  Some softness and snowy.

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