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Street Scene

Author: Samuel GoldwynKing VidorElmer RiceSylvia SydneyWilliam Collier, Jr.All authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Jewish Media Fund, [1997?], ©1931.
Series: Jewish heritage video collection, JX 135.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on Elmer Rice's Pulitzer Prize's winning play, Street Scene is a bold exploration of Jewish immigrant life in America early in this century. It examines the themes of assimilation, socialism, antiSemitism, and identity. Abraham Kaplan lives with his family in a row house populated by a kaleidocope of characters looking to break out of poverty. Kaplan's revolutionary, socialist views grate against some of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Goldwyn; King Vidor; Elmer Rice; Sylvia Sydney; William Collier, Jr.; Goldwyn Pictures Corporation.; Samuel Goldwyn Co.; United Artists Corporation.; Jewish Media Fund.
OCLC Number: 48018883
Credits: Produced by Samuel Goldwyn ; directed by King Vidor ; based on Elmer Rice's play.
Performer(s): Sylvia Sydney, William Collier, Jr.
Description: 1 videocassette (approximately 90 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Series Title: Jewish heritage video collection, JX 135.
Responsibility: Goldwyn Pictures Corporation ; Samuel Goldwyn Co. ; United Artists.

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Based on Elmer Rice's Pulitzer Prize's winning play, Street Scene is a bold exploration of Jewish immigrant life in America early in this century. It examines the themes of assimilation, socialism, antiSemitism, and identity. Abraham Kaplan lives with his family in a row house populated by a kaleidocope of characters looking to break out of poverty. Kaplan's revolutionary, socialist views grate against some of his neighbors; even his son wants little to do with him.

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