Molly Picon in "Ost und West"

In Jacob Kalich's film Ost und West (1923), Molly Picon played an American girl who, when not disguised as a hasidic boy, mistakenly marries a Talmudist, played by Kalich, eventually happily secularized. Viewing a restored version with Yiddish dubbing and sound effects added, a critic opined that "it breathes Jewish character, but does not satisfy… thank God… high literary expectations."
Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society.

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