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American Matchmaker

Americaner Shadchen

Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer
United States, 1940
Comedy, Musical

Synopsis

Leo Fuchs plays a matchmaker who is great at his work, but hasn’t made a match for himself as yet.

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American Matchmaker Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer

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  • Karthik's rating of the film American Matchmaker

    Farcical, uneven film but an absolute American cultural treasure. It's a pity only about 70% of the Yiddish is translated into the subs, cheating us of such splendid yiddishisms as the mother's characterization of her daughter's dates as "various prolonged ordeals/illnesses" ("vershiedene vershleppte krenken"). And "Do you have any corns" as a come-on with "No, I only have bunions" as the put-down?