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Motel the Operator

Directed by Joseph Seiden
1940    88m
Motl, 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.
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Cast of Motel the Operator
  • Chaim TauberMotel Friedman
  • Malvina RappelEsther Friedman
  • Maurice KronerBenjamin Rosenwald
  • Berthe HartRebecca Rosenwald
  • Seymour RechtzeitJack Rosenwald
  • Jacob ZangerJacob 'Joseph' Frumkin
  • Yetta ZwerlingChane Belle 'Annabella' Frumkin
  • Gertrude KrauseRuth Frumkin
  • Herman RosenDoctor
  • Izidor FrankelBoss
  • Seymour RechzeitJacob 'Jack' Rosenwald
  • Maurice KrohnerBenjamin Rosenwald
  • Joseph Schoengold
  • Louis 'Leibele' WaldmanThe Cantor

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