A KIND FUN DER GETO
(A Child of the Ghetto)
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Scenario by Stanner E.V. Taylor
13 minutes (a short), B & W (a silent film)
Released in the United States in June 6, 1910.
"Rivington Street was
the lively one, eternally jammed with pushcart peddlers
hawking their wares. They had every imaginable
commodity, from a needle to a wedding outfit ...
Emotional, tempestuous, harrowing Rivington Street was
perpetually a steaming, bubbling pot of human flesh."
-- D.W. Griffith (from the
National Center for Jewish Film)
After her mother's death, Ruth struggles to support
herself as a seamstress. While Ruth delivers shirts to
the factory owner, the owner's son steals some money and
Ruth is accused of the crime. She flees the ghetto of
New York's Lower East Side and hides in the country
where a young farmer takes her in and they fall in love.
-- Anonymous (from imdb.com)
Here is the short in its entirety (13 mins.,