Molly Picon in "Yiddle Mitn Fiddle," 1936

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. In this clip Molly accompanies her father and the "other" father - son duo to the local saloon for a couple of drinks. As a girl unaccustomed to drinking, Molly quickly finds herself very drunk, but is unable to stop drinking for fear that the others will discover that she is a girl. Still taking shots, she is egged on by the drunken chantings of the crowd.
Courtesy of the National Center for Jewish Film.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Molly Picon in "Yiddle Mitn Fiddle," 1936." (Viewed on October 23, 2019) <https://jwa.org/media/yiddle-mitn-fiddle-poland-1>.

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