American matchmaker ; Overture to glory.

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New York, NY : Kino Classics, [2020].
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New York, NY : Kino Classics, [2020].
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1 videodisc (167 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.


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Title from disc label.
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Overture to glory: based on a play by Mark Arnstein, which was based on a legend, the Vilna Balabessel.
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Issued in a set called The Jewish soul: ten classics of Yiddish cinema.
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Full screen (1.33:1).
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Special features: audio commentary for American matchmaker by Eve Sicular; alternate version of American matchmaker with vintage subtitles.
Creation/Production Credits
American matchmaker: director of photography, J. Burgi Contner ; editor, Hans E. Mandl ; music, Sam Morgenstern ; lyrics, William Mercur ; sound, D. Cole.
Creation/Production Credits
Overture to glory: dialogue, Jacob Gladston ; music, Alexander Olshanetsk ; photography, Larry Williams, Don Malkames ; art direction, Maurice McDermott ; executive producers, Ludwig Landy, Ira Greene.
American matchmaker: Leo Fuchs, Judith Abarbanel, Judel Dubinsky, Anna Guskin, Celia Bodkin, Abraham Lax.
Overture to glory: Moishe Oysher, Helen Beverley, Florence Weiss, Lazar Freed, Jack Mylong Munz, Leonard Elliot.
American matchmaker: Nat Silver has been engaged 7 times already. This time, his 8th, he's really going to get married. But a visitor shows up, Shirley's old boyfriend. With a gun! He'll kill himself unless he can have Shirley back, and Nat graciously gives in. According to Nat's mother, his Uncle Shya was unlucky at love but lucky as a matchmaker, and Nat is just like Shya. Nat tells his family he's going to Italy. But he remains in New York and sets himself up with a new name and new business, Nat Gold, Advisor in Human Relations.
Overture to glory: A cantor begins a career as an opera star but decides to return to his family and his community.
System Details
Blu-ray; region A; full screen (1.33:1); LPCM 2.0; requires Blu-ray player.
American matchmaker: in Yiddish with some English; optional English subtitles.
Overture to glory: in Yiddish with English subtitles.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ulmer, E. G. 1., Castle, S., Fuchs, L., Abarbanel, J., Dubinsky, J., Guskin, A., Bodkin, C., Lax, A., Nosseck, M., Dymow, O., Glatstein, J., Green, I., Landy, L., Oysher, M., Beverley, H., Weiss, F., Olshanetsky, A., & Arnshṭeyn, M. (2020). American matchmaker: Overture to glory . Kino Classics.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Edgar G. 1904-1972, Ulmer et al.. 2020. American Matchmaker: Overture to Glory. Kino Classics.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Edgar G. 1904-1972, Ulmer et al.. American Matchmaker: Overture to Glory Kino Classics, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ulmer, Edgar G. 1904-1972,, et al. American Matchmaker: Overture to Glory Kino Classics, 2020.

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