God, Man and Devil (1949)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Religious Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |  
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The substance and tone of the Yiddish-language God, Man and the Devil is implicit in its title. Told in an allegorical fashion, the film details a wager made between God and Satan over the soul of an ordinary mortal. Elements of Faust then creep into the story, leading to a most unpredictable denouement. Long but never draggy, God, Man and the Devil was based on a popular stage play by Jacob Gordin. It was also one of the last Yiddish films to be produced in the United States.



God, Satan, soul, wager, Yiddish