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A Vilna Legend

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 21 min.
  • Genres: Romance


One of the last Yiddish-language films to be released by an American company, Vilna Legend is actually a hybrid. Most of the footage is derived from a 1924 Russian silent film lensed in Poland, supplemented by a new prologue, epilogue and interior narration. The basic story concerns an arranged marriage between a young boy (Lev Megilov) and girl (Eda Kaminsky). What follows is proof positive that no man can alter the will of God; fortunately, God turns out to be on the side of the marriage. The new...more