Overture to Glory

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Overture to Glory ★★½ Der Vilner Shtot Khazn 1940

A Jewish cantor longs for the world of opera. He leaves his wife and son to fulfill his passion, but eventually he loses his voice and humbly returns home on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. He learns that his son has passed away. Grief-stricken, he goes to the synagogue. There, the cantor regains his voice as he performs Kol Nidre in a passionate and melodious rendering. In Yiddish with English subtitles. 85m/B VHS . Helen Beverly, Florence Weiss.