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A Child of the Ghetto. (1910)

Directed by D.W. Griffith. Cast: Kate Bruce, George Nichols, Henry B. Walthall, Dorothy West. After her mother's death, Ruth struggles to support herself as a seamstress. While Ruth delivers shirts to the factory owner, the owner's son steals some money and Ruth is accused of the crime. She flees the ghetto of New York's Lower East Side and hides in the country where a young farmer takes her in and they fall in love. Silent with English intertitles. 16 min. ; ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie DatabaseSee also:
Friedman, Lester D. "Celluloid Assimilation: Jews in American Silent Movies." Journal of Popular Film and Television, Volume 15, Issue 3 July 1987 , pages 129 - 136 Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users only
Merwin, Ted. "Jews in Silent Films." In: In their own image : New York Jews in Jazz Age popular culture New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2006. (MAIN: PN1590.J48 M47 2006)
Simmon, Scott. "New Heroines." In: American cinema of the 1910s : themes and variations / edited by Charlie Keil and Ben Singer. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009. (Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only); Print Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A85733 2009)
See also: Friedman, Lester D. "Celluloid Assimilation: Jews in American Silent Movies." Journal of Popular Film and Television, Volume 15, Issue 3 July 1987 , pages 129 - 136 Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users only Merwin, Ted. "Jews in Silent Films." In: In their own image : New York Jews in Jazz Age popular culture New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2006. (MAIN: PN1590.J48 M47 2006) Simmon, Scott. "New Heroines." In: American cinema of the 1910s : themes and variations / edited by Charlie Keil and Ben Singer. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009. (Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only); Print Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A85733 2009)

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