Motel the Operator (1940)

Motel the Operator
NR 1 hr 28 minJan 15th, 1940Drama
Motel a poor laborer loving husband and new father leads cloakmakers in a strike for better working conditions When he is severely injured by strikebreakers his wife Esther and infant son are left destitute Desperate to save her starving child Esther gives him up for adoption to a wealthy couple and then commits suicide The richlyrendered beautiful Yiddish songs by Sholem Secunda featuring Cantor Leibele Waldman and Joel Feigs famous choir are a good example of the bittersweet melodrama in the finest tradition of the Yiddish theater
DirectorJoseph Seiden