Motel, The Operator

  • 1940
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Tauber is the leader in a clothing workers' strike. After he gets beat up by goons, his wife, Rappel, dies in childbirth. The baby is taken in by a rich couple, and Tauber cannot find him. Years go by and the baby has grown up and is about to marry Krause, but a blackmailer threatens to expose his real past. Of course, all works out well for everyone in...read more

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Tauber is the leader in a clothing workers' strike. After he gets beat up by goons, his wife, Rappel, dies in childbirth. The baby is taken in by a rich couple, and Tauber cannot find him. Years go by and the baby has grown up and is about to marry Krause, but a blackmailer threatens to

expose his real past. Of course, all works out well for everyone in this simple-minded Yiddish feature. Stock plot devices and characterizations quickly destroy the film's intent, despite its strong beginning. In Yiddish.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Tauber is the leader in a clothing workers' strike. After he gets beat up by goons, his wife, Rappel, dies in childbirth. The baby is taken in by a rich couple, and Tauber cannot find him. Years go by and the baby has grown up and is about to marry Krause,… (more)

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