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Awake and sing

Television re-creation of Clifford Odets' 1935 Broadway play. Portrait of a Jewish family in a Bronx tenement during the Depression.

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  • "Television re-creation of Clifford Odets' 1935 Broadway play. Portrait of a Jewish family in a Bronx tenement during the Depression."@en
  • "A portrait of a Jewish family in a Bronx tenement perfectly captures the spirit of the Depression years."
  • "A portrait of a Jewish family in a Bronx tenement perfectly captures the spirit of the Depression years."@en
  • "A portrait of a Jewish family in a Bronx tenement perfectly captures the spirit of the Depression years. Walter Matthau heads the cast of this television re-creation of Clifford Odets' 1935 hit Broadway play, the first full-length work performed on the commercial stage by the legendary Group Theatre. This portrait of a Jewish family in a Bronx tenement perfectly captures the spirit of the Depression years and is suffused with details of character and place that combine to be affecting even now. The Bergers, burdened by financial difficulties, have taken in a border -- Moe Axelrod (Matthau) -- who lost a leg in World War I. Cynical and outspoken, Moe adds a spark to the somewhat accepting lives of the Bergers. The family fights to survive on $16 a week while the intellectual, Marxist-leaning grandfather (brilliantly played by famed Yiddish theatre star, Leo Fuchs) tries futilely to spur his family to action with the injunction, "Awake and sing, ye that dwell in the dust" (Isaiah 26:19)."
  • "Walter Matthau heads the cast of this television re-creation of Clifford Odets' 1935 hit Broadway play, the first full-length work performed on the commercial stage by the legendary Group Theatre. This portrait of a Jewish family in a Bronx tenement perfectly captures the spirit of the Depression years and is suffused with details of character and place that combine to be affecting even now. The Bergers, burdened by financial difficulties, have taken in a border--Moe Axelrod (Walter Matthau)--who lost a leg in World War I. Cynical and outspoken, Moe adds a spark to the somewhat accepting lives of the Bergers. The family fights to survive on $16 a week while the intellectual, Marxist-leaning grandfather (brilliantly played by famed Yiddish theatre star, Leo Fuchs) tries futilely to spur his family to action with the injunction, "Awake and sing, ye that dwell in the dust" (Isaiah 26:19). Cast: Walter Matthau, Ruth Storey, Leo Fuchs, Robert Lipton, Felicia Farr, Martin Ritt, Milton Selzer, Ron Rifkin, John Myhers. (120 minutes) A streaming videorecording."

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  • "Film adaptations"@en
  • "Feature films"@en
  • "Feature films"
  • "Drama"
  • "Drama"@en
  • "Television plays"@en
  • "Television adaptations"
  • "Television adaptations"@en

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  • "Awake and Sing!"
  • "Awake and sing"@en
  • "Awake and sing"