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Yiddle Mitn Fiddle - Poland


Joseph Green and Jan Nowina - Przybylski's 1936 hit, Yiddle Mitn Fiddle, was the most commercially successful musical in the history of Yiddish cinema. Starring Molly Picon, Yiddle is the story of a young girl who dresses up as a boy so she and her father can earn a living as traveling musicians. Meeting up with "another" father - son duo, the foursome join together for a romp of music, comedy and romance.

The trouble begins when Molly falls in love with the "other" son. In this scene, she sings to herself and asks her deceased mother what she should do about her quandary:

"Oh Mama!
Am I in love...
A young musican has won my heart,
Now what am I to do?"

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1936

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Yiddle Mitn Fiddle - Poland." (Viewed on April 18, 2014) <http://jwa.org/media/yiddle-mitn-fiddle-poland>.