Bar Mitzvah

Photo taken from the National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University
Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1935
Languages: 
Yiddish
Description: 

Directed by Henry Lynn

Believing his wife lost at sea, Israel remarries a scheming gold-digger. Shock, tears and laughs abound when his beloved wife returns on the eve of her son's bar mitzvah after a ten-year absence. Starring Yiddish theater superstar Boris Thomashefsky in his only film performance, this musical melodrama is a masterwork of shund, the bread and butter of the Yiddish theater.

Description from and more information can be found at the National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University website.

 

Clip of Boris Thomashefsky in his only film role singing in the film Bar Mitzvah

 

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