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The Living Orphan

Sunday, August 25, 2024 at the Museum

(Streaming August 25th, August 26th and August 27th)



The Living Orphan is a dramatic tale of hardship that highlights some of the traumatic problems of the immigrant experience, including alcoholism, separation and poverty. The child star, Jerry Rosenberg (Ross) gives a memorable performance as the son Benny and the film introduces two European stars Fanina Rubina and Gustav Berger. The plot centers on the story of a stage couple that develops marital problems due to the demands of the theatre. The husband, whose career is failing, insists that the wife stay home to tend their young son. The subplot focuses on the plight of a woman who chooses her career over family obligations.

The Living Orphan: Shown at the Museum August 25th

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