SYNOPSIS

The cantor of the Vilna Synagogue, played by the great real-life cantor Moishe Oysher, leaves behind his prayers to perform in the Warsaw Opera. He struggles to balance the appeal of his newfound fame and notoriety with feelings of guilt and responsibility toward his family and community. Featuring perhaps the most convincing scenes of synagogue life in any fiction film, Overture to Glory begins during the morning service on Rosh Hashanah and ends at Kol Nidre, making the story a kind of redemptive journey during the days of awe.


TRAILER


RELEASE DATE

February 11, 1940

DIRECTOR

Max Nosseck

WRITER

Mark Arnshtein (play) Ossip Dymow (writer)

COMPANY

Elite Productions Inc.

GENRE

Drama

RUNTIME

85 minutes

IMAGES