Yiddle with his Fiddle (1937) by Joseph Green

Sunday, April 15, 1984, 8:00 pm

Yiddish Film: Molly Picon in — Yiddle With His Fiddle


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San Francisco, CA, 94133

Yiddle with his Fiddle, 1937, 90 min. Directed by Joseph Green, music by Abe Ellstein with Molly Picon, S. Fostel.

Yiddle with his Fiddle tells the story of a betrousered young musician named Yiddle who plays with a wandering “philharmonic orchestra.” This unique troupe travels an amusingly bumpy road through old Poland. The complications thicken when Efraim, a handsome young fiddler, discovers that his companion Yiddle is not really a boy at all. Molly Picon was the undisputed queen of the Yiddish musical theatre, an energetic comedienne with the spunk and charm of a Jewish Mary Pickford.