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American Matchmaker - Amerikaner Shadkhn

Material Type: 
Films
Place of Publication: 
USA
Year: 
1940
Edition: 
Preserved, digitally restored and re-mastered by NCJF, Berkeley
Type of Recording: 
Commercial Recording
Media: 
DVD
Languages: 
English
Welsh
Country / Area: 
North America
Description: 

Feature. 87 min. B & W
Screenplay by S. Castle
Music and Lyrics by Sam Morgenstern, William Mercur
Starring Leo Fuchs, Judith Abarbanel, Judel Dubinksy, Anna Guskin, Celia Bodkin, Abraham Lax
Leo Fuchs, known on Second Avenue as “the Yiddish Fred Astaire,” plays an elegant and eligible bachelor who can never seem to close the marriage deal. Edgar G. Ulmer’s last Yiddish movie was also his most modern, an art deco romantic comedy about male ambivalence and Jewish assimilation.

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