His Wife's Lover

Barcode: 58957008 Call Number: Comedy Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 80 min. Date: c1931 Language: Yiddish Description: Billed as the "first Jewish musical comedy talking picture," His Wife's Lover stars the popular Yiddish theater comedian Ludwig Satz in his only film performance. This fast-paced, song-filled comedy benefits from location camerawork of New York's Lower East Side. With a script by a female author, His Wife's Lover revels in its role reversals and love triangles all the while exploring the gender issues of its day. When handsome actor Eddie, Wien, decides to marry, his uncle Oscar Stein warns that all women are frivolous and selfish, only on the lookout for a fat pocketbook. To prove him wrong, Eddie woos shop girl Golde Blumberg disguised as a repulsive, old millionaire "Herman Weingarten." Golde initially resists "Herman" but, forced to escape her dire financial situation, she finally accepts. A second bet is devised and the elaborate farce continues. In the end, the lovers triumph over deceptions and mistaken identities. Subjects: Comedy Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection