Mamele (Little Mother) (1938)

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Molly Picon is Khavtshi, the youngest daughter of a widower, who is left the responsibility of tending house for a helpless and indifferent family of seven. As such she becomes the "mamele," their "little mother." Filled with that special brand of humor and song that made Molly Picon the undisputed queen of Yiddish musicals.
Rating:
NR
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Art House & International , Classics , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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Critic Reviews for Mamele (Little Mother)

All Critics (1) | Top Critics (1)

This 1938 comedy has the tragic distinction of being the last Yiddish-language film produced in Poland before the Nazi invasion, but it's also a fantastic showcase for Molly Picon.

Full Review… | May 28, 2015
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Mamele (Little Mother)

½

Interesting as an example of Yiddish cinema in the 30s. Reasonably entertaining, Several fine songs. it's not going to grab someone who's not a fan of cinema history, though.

Michael Harbour
Michael Harbour

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