A Vilna Legend (1932)
Actresses Ester-Rokhl Kaminska, in her only screen performance, and her daughter, renowned actress, Ida Kaminska. A Vilna Legend is a unique glimpse into the vibrant Yiddish theatre and cinema of the 1920s. Originally a silent film, the film was re-cut by New York Yiddish actors in 1932 with added narration.
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