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Title:
The world of Sholom Aleichem
Author:
Perl, Arnold.
Publication Information:
Port Washington, NY : Distributed by Entertainment One, [2011]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A compilation of three stories from Sholom Aleichem: A Tale of Chelm - a bookseller tries to buy a goat in a town of fools; Bontche Schweig - a tale of a poor man whose heavenly arrival coaxes tears from the angels; and The High School - about a couple's attempts to send their son to a nonreligious school.
General Note:
Title from container.

At head of title: Archive of American Television.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1960.

Includes 12-page booklet with written contributions by J. Hoberman and the Archives of American Television.
Language:
English
Contents:
A tale of Chelm -- Bontche Schweig -- The high school.
ISBN:
9781417234394
UPC:
741952690597
Format :
DVD

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This omnibus release consists of three playlets filmed and aired during television's Golden Age, and starring some of the legends of film and television. The collection originally ran as a two-hour segment on December 14, 1959, on the anthology series The Play of the Week, broadcast locally in New York City via the independent station WNTA.. Each "tale" in the anthology was adapted from a single tale by the inimitable Sholom Aleichem, regarded by many as the "Yiddish Mark Twain." Included are: "A Tale of Chelm," starring Zero Mostel and Nancy Walker in the story of a bookseller attempting to buy a goat; "Bontche Schweig," about a poor man (Jack Gilford) whose recent arrival in Heaven makes the angels cry; and "The High School," about a Jewish merchant (Morris Carnovsky) persuaded by his wife (Gertrude Berg) to let their son attend a particular high school despite the enforcement of quotas for Jewish students. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi