The Cantor’s Son

This Yiddish feature film musical drama marks the screen debut of singer and cantor Moishe Oysher (Overture to Glory and The Singing Blacksmith). Shot in Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains, the film features Oysher in the title role of a wayward youth who makes his way from his Polish shtetl to New York's Lower East Side (the film includes rare glimpses of the Lower East Side and of 2nd Avenue Yiddish theater marquees of the period). While washing floors in a nightclub several years later he is “discovered” and becomes a well-known singer. Ultimately, Oysher's character returns home to the Old Country and reunites with his parents and his childhood sweetheart. http://www.jewishfilm.org/Catalogue/films/CantorsSon.htm

Year:
1937
Length:
90 minutes
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Shown at

  1. 23nd Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  2. 9th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  3. Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  4. Southampton Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  5. Vancouver Jewish Film Festival - 2011

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