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Welcome to the Movies!

 

   
   
  The Cast:    
Shimen Dzigan ... Kopl, the tailor
Israel Shumacher ... Naftali, the watch mechanic
Mae Schoenfeld Jenna Lovic ... Gitele, Naftali's daughter
Menashe Oppenheim ... Actor
Anna Appel ...  
Max Bozyk ...  
Maks Brin ...  
Fela Garbarz ...  
Szmulik Goldstein ...  
Hersh Hart ...  
Mae Schoenfeld Leon Kaswiner ...  
Mae Schoenfeld F. Lavic ...  
Chana Lewin ...  
Symche Natan ...  
Ruth Turkow ...  
Zygmunt Turkow ...  
Sz. Wajntraub ...  

Freylikhe kabtsonim
(The Jolly Paupers)
Directed by Leon Jeannot and Zygmunt Turkow
Written by Moshe Broderzon (story & screenplay);
Jecheskiel Mosze Neuman (literary direction)
Music by Henoch Kon
1937
62 minutes, B & W
Released in the United States in 1938.

Jolly Paupers combines the rare talents of the Warsaw Art Players under the leadership of Zygmunt Turkow. In this musical comedy, the famous comic duo Dzigan and Shumacher play two small town "entrepreneurs" who believe they have struck oil in a local field. The whole town finds out and thus begins a comedy of errors, including millionaire investors, Amercian schemers, and insane asylums (not to mention a little matchmaking on the side). Yet in the face of setbacks, these two simpletons are relentless in their efforts to escape their misery and achieve fame and fortune and refuse to give in to despair. During the last years preceding the outbreak of World War II, the Dzigan and Shumacher comedy revue theatre gained immense popularity. Their satirical monologues and skits provided Jewish audiences with an escape and a rare opportunity to laugh.

-- The National Center for Jewish Films

 



 

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