Yiddle with His Fiddle / Yidl mitn fidl (1936) [Re-UP]

Posted By: Someonelse
Yiddle with His Fiddle / Yidl mitn fidl (1936) [Re-UP]

Yiddle with His Fiddle (1936)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:28:07 | 3,59 Gb
Audio: Yiddish AC3 2.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English hardcoded
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance

Director: Joseph Green, Jan Nowina-Przybylski
Stars: Molly Picon, Max Bozyk, Leon Liebgold

Director Green returned to his native Poland from America to produce this, the most commercially successful musical in the history of the Yiddish cinema. Starring Molly Picon, consummate comedienne of Yiddish theater, vaudeville, and film. This is the classic folk comedy about a man and his daughter who, penniless, decide to become travelling musicians. The daughter disguises herself as a boy to relieve her father's anxiety about unforseeable problems that could befall a young woman "out in the world." They then join together with "another" father-son duo for music, comedy and romance. Green's original screenplay was enhanced by the folksy lyrics of Yiddish poet Itzik Manger and the memorable musical score of Abraham Ellstein, as well as the talents of Leon Leibold, the romantic lead who later starred in The Dybbuk and Tevye, and Max Bozyk, a character actor par excellence. Breaking away from the studio-bound cinematography of the early Yiddish talkies, the film was shot on location in the picturesque town of Kazimierz and nearby Warsaw. With shtetl inhabitants as extras, the film captures the vitality and invincible spirit of traditional small town Jewish life.


Joseph Green codirects with Jan Nowina-Przybylski this cheerful Yiddish musical comedy. It was the first international Yiddish hit. The interiors were shot in a Warsaw film studio, while the location shots were in Kazimierz. It stars the diminutive Molly Picon, who was at the time the most popular vaudevillian on the American Yiddish stage.

Yiddle with His Fiddle / Yidl mitn fidl (1936) [Re-UP]

When the Yiddle (Molly Picon), a violinist, and her bass playing father (Simche Fostel) can't pay the rent, they wander the countryside and with the Yiddle disguised as a boy they play in the town streets to get some small change donations. They are soon joined by other street musicians, the talkative clarinet playing Isaac (Max Bozyk) and his fiddler handsome son Froym (Leon Liebgold), whom Yiddle falls in love with but can't reveal her true gender.

Yiddle with His Fiddle / Yidl mitn fidl (1936) [Re-UP]

The film's centerpiece takes place in a restaurant where a wealthy but unpleasant elderly merchant, Zalman Gold (Samuel Landau), is set to marry a pretty young bride, Taybele (Dora Fakiel), who loves a poor electrician but is forced to marry the rich man by her mother. While the guests are dancing, the unhappy bride runs off with the musicians and joins them as a singer.

Yiddle with His Fiddle / Yidl mitn fidl (1936) [Re-UP]

Yiddle is jealous that Froym is in love with Taybele, but when the musicians go to Warsaw she soon learns that Froym's only helping her locate her true love electrician boyfriend. While singing in the courtyard, a theater producer (Symche Natan) discovers Taybele and hires her to be the headline singer in his revue. When she gets stage fright and leaves the theater, the Yiddle drops her disguise as a boy and wows the audience as she takes Taybele's place. The successful show then travels to New York, where the Yiddle reunites with Froym in a happy ending.

Yiddle with His Fiddle / Yidl mitn fidl (1936) [Re-UP]

The film gives you some rough idea of what life was like for the Polish Jews of 1936 (a way of life that no longer exists), and also dazzles with a lot of lively songs. Picon does her corny comic shtick, which didn't do much for me; but she has oodles of charm and her role was the prototype for Streisand's Yentl.
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
Yiddle with His Fiddle / Yidl mitn fidl (1936) [Re-UP]

I first saw YIDL MITN FIDL (YIDDLE WITH HIS FIDDLE) when I was ateenager in the late '70s. It was shown on a rickety old filmprojector at a Workmen's Circle Center in NYC. Most of the audience were seniors in their 70s & 80s. They laughed and cried at all the appropriate moments but, what struck me most of all, was how they hummed and sang along with the musical's songs…. Definitely, for 88 minutes, these "bubbes und zeydes" (grandmas and grandpas) were transported back to their youth in a world long since vanished.

Yiddle with His Fiddle / Yidl mitn fidl (1936) [Re-UP]

The memory of that film and that evening has stayed with me all these years, so you can imagine my delight to find YIDL available on video. To be sure, it ain't cheap– but this priceless cultural treasure is worth every penny. It was shot on location in a Polish shtel (rural Jewish markettown) in 1936, with the Jewish and Polish locals filling in as extras, making it a rare window into a way of life destroyed by the Holocaust. As a veteran "busker," I especially enjoyed the scenes of Yiddle and her fellow klezmorim (traditional Jewish musicians) trying to make a living playing on the street for tips.

Yiddle with His Fiddle / Yidl mitn fidl (1936) [Re-UP]

Here the satisified listeners tossed the klezmorim "k'nipples" (folded hankys containing a few coins) from their windows as payment. It reminded me of a story my maternal grandmother once told me of an incident from her childhood. Grandma Lena was born in Ukraine and grew up in New York City's immigrant Jewish ghetto in the early 1900s. It seems that one day there was an impromptu concert on her street. Just like in the film, her mother and the women in their tenement tossed k'nipples to the busking klezmorim from their fire escapes.

Yiddle with His Fiddle / Yidl mitn fidl (1936) [Re-UP]

Like most American-born Jews, my Yiddish is confined to the smattering of choice words and phrases that has been euphemistcally described as "Yinglish." Still, even if your Yiddish is nonexistent, I know you'll enjoy this musical comedy. It's got romance, screwball "shtick," great tunes and a wedding (nu, what's a Yiddish theatrical production without a wedding! )… what more could you ask for? END
Customer Review, amazon.com
Yiddle with His Fiddle / Yidl mitn fidl (1936) [Re-UP]

Special Features:
- Joseph Green Classics Photo Gallery
- Joseph Green Bio and Filmography
- Introductiom to Film
- Interviews
All Credits goes to Original uploader.

No More Mirrors, Please.



9763D16D7CB08BAD685D5833ACA04926 *Casky.avaxhome.ru.part01.rar
1ECD47AE89E316A17935056C0F380C61 *Casky.avaxhome.ru.part02.rar
449493F763EAEC167CD7CAC2D7D2FD67 *Casky.avaxhome.ru.part03.rar
78F98E220C511ED62B90881B98A426CE *Casky.avaxhome.ru.part04.rar
FD781F3AEDAB14EDDB5D6123813058BE *Casky.avaxhome.ru.part05.rar
94B593C2F3269E3BB5142D3836F71D82 *Casky.avaxhome.ru.part06.rar
946DF12849434CF765EF8D6BB59CF59C *Casky.avaxhome.ru.part07.rar
DC80506866D4825F2565DABFF89C8E5E *Casky.avaxhome.ru.part08.rar
E9E08C7475E9E4707869B681152D5F02 *Casky.avaxhome.ru.part09.rar