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Joseph Green

Highest Rated:   86% The Baron of Arizona (1950)
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Beginning his acting career in his native Poland, Joseph Green came to New York in 1924 as part of a Yiddish repertory troupe. Green arrived in Hollywood in 1927, intending to produce and direct films aimed specifically at Jewish moviegoers but endowed with enough "popular" elements to appeal to a wider audience. Back in Poland in the mid-1930s, he assembled the wonderful Molly Picon vehicle Yidl Mitn Fidl (1935), one of the most successful Yiddish-language films of all time. He went on to produce and direct the excellent Der Purimspieler (1937), Mamelle (1938), and A Brievele der Mamen (1939). Once Hitler's anti-Semitic minions marched into Poland, it became impossible for Greene to continue making films there--or anywhere in Europe, for that matter. Joseph Green returned to America, where he remained active with the Yiddish Art Theater until his retirement. Green died at age 96 on June 20, 1996 following a long battle with emphysema.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
38% The Brain That Wouldn't Die
  • Director
1962
86% The Baron of Arizona
  • Gunther
1950
No Score Yet A Brivele der Mamen (A Letter to Mother) (Little Letter to Mama) (The Eternal Song)
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet Mamele (Little Mother)
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet The Jester (Der Purimshpiler)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1937
No Score Yet Yidl With a Fiddle
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet Yidl Mitn Fidl
  • Director
  • Producer
1936

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