Here’s a remarkable 4 minute clip from a 1932 film, Uncle Moses, in Yiddish with English subtitles. The plot of the film is quite convoluted, but its depiction of class relations and militant immigrant workers is far more advanced than just about anything you’d see in a theatrical release today.
And is that Edward G. Robinson I thought I saw entering the room at about 3:23?
THAT WAS VERY IMPRESSIVE AND TOUCHED THE CORE OF MY SOUL.
Thanks, Christina. Isn’t it amazing to think that it was made almost 90 years ago?