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Molly Picon in "East and West"

Sidney M. Goldin and Ivan Abramson's 1923 Austrian classic, East and West is the story of a young American woman (Molly Picon) who travels with her father back to Galicia for a family wedding and falls in love with a young yeshiva scholar (Jacob Kalich) who forsakes tradition and joins the secular world to win her heart. It is the oldest surviving Yiddish film.

In this clip, Molly learns that the young man before her, played by her real - life husband, Jacob Kalich, is indeed the same yeshiva scholar she was tricked into marrying many years before. Overcome with joy and surprise, the couple embrace and agree to renew their wedding vows - this time in earnest.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Molly Picon in "East and West"." (Viewed on August 30, 2014) <http://jwa.org/media/molly-picon-in-east-and-west>.

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