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A Cantor on Trial

Material Type: 
Films
In: 
also on "Great Cantors in Cinema ", DVD
Publisher: 
NCJF
Place of Publication: 
USA
Year: 
1931
Media: 
DVD
Country / Area: 
USA
Description: 

Feature. 10 min., B&W, Yiddish with English subt.
Directed by Sidney M. Goldin
Music by Sholem Secunda
This short film festures Loui Leybele Waldmann playing three different parts: an old world Eastern European then a German auditioning to be the synagogue cantor. Displeased with what they've heard and unable to agree, the synagogue committee is visited by Leibele's agent who offers them a third alternative: a modern an American Chazan, with "pep and jazz," who can do Kol Nidre with a "two-step" and Unetaneh Tokef with a "black bottom."

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