God, Man and Devil

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God, Man and Devil ★★½ 1949

A wager between God and Satan begins this allegory of money versus the spirit. A poor Torah scribe, Hershele Dubrovner, has a life that glorifies God until Satan, disguised as a business partner, turns him greedy and dishonest. Dubrovner's success destroys both his religion and his community leaving only betrayal and abandonment. In Yiddish with English subtitles. 100m/B VHS . Mikhal Mikhalesko, Gustav Berger; D: Joseph Seiden.