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Zein Weib's Lubovnick

Zein Weib's Lubovnick(1931)

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The print viewed, a re-release print, did not have the Yiddish title, and was called His Wife's Lover, which is the translation Variety and Film Daily give in their reviews. Zein Weib's Lubovnick is the spelling of the Yiddish title given by Variety and Film Daily. Modern sources call the film Zayn Vaybs Lubovnik. The English language working title of this film was Love Crazy. This film was shown in Cleveland in January 1932 under the title His Wife's Sweetheart. According to Variety, the film cost $20,000 to make and was filmed in nine days. According to New York World Telegram, the film was based on a Yiddish play in which Ludwig Satz earlier acted. Satz was one of the stars of the Yiddish popular stage. A Film Daily news item, dated July 2, 1931, stated that Satz signed to star in a series of Yiddish films under the direction of Sidney M Goldin, but no other films in the proposed series were produced. Another Film Daily news item from July 1931 stated that Satz had been signed by Nathan Hirsh to star in six English language films for Avon Pictures Co., but none of these films were produced. A press sheet for this film calls it "the first Jewish musical comedy talking picture." The film contains some shots of New York's Lower East Side, specifically the corner of Orchard and Rivington Streets. It was re-released in New York beginning May 29, 1950 with newly added English subtitles by George Roland. Modern sources list the following additional cast credits: Moishe Silverstein, Sam Levenworth, William Epstein and Sidney M. Goldin, the director.