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Yiddish Firm Plans to Make English Films

Sov-Am Film Corp., Yiddish production unit which recently completed “Bar Mitzvah,” a feature-length Yiddish talking film starring Boris Thomashefsky. Jewish stage veteran, will enter the English field during 1935, it was announced yesterday.

Five English features are included on an announced schedule of eight pictures for the coming year, the first of which is to be a screen version of Thomashefsky’s Broadway stage play, “The Singing Rabbi.”

This production, with Thomashefsky and Regina Zuckerberg again featured, will mark the concern’s first effort to bring to the screen English talkies depicting various phases of modern Jewish life.

Henry Lynn, director of “Bar Mitzvah,” has been named to act in the same capacity for “The Singing Rabbi.” “Bar Mitzvah” will be released early in February for a Broadway showing.

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