The Light Ahead Movie Review 1939

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Lovers Fishke and Hodel dream of escaping the poverty and prejudices of their shtetl for the possibilities of big city life in Odessa. They're aided in their quest by enlightened bookseller Mendele who turns the town's superstitions to their advantage. Based on the stories of social satirist Mendele Mokher Seforim. In Yiddish with English subtitles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 94 minutes.

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Judaism, Russia/USSR
David Opatoshu, Isadore Cashier, Helen Beverly
Edgar G. Ulmer

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