Molly Picon is Khavtshi, the youngest daughter of a widower, who is left with the responsibility of tending house for a helpless and indifferent family of seven. As such, she becomes the "mamele," their "little mother." Filled with that special brand of humor and song that made Molly Picon the undisputed queen of Yiddish musicals. With Edmund Zayenda. 95 min.
Mamele is a muscial comedy that embraces the entire gamut of interwar Jewish life in Lodz in all its diversity, with tenements and unemployed Jews, nightclubs and gangsters, and religious Jews celebrating Succoth.
In Yiddish with new English subtitles. B&W, 80 min.