About the film
new york city world war i great depression
Awake and Sing!
Release Date: June 03, 1972
|Production Companies||:||Public Broadcasting Service, KCET|
|Director||:||Norman Lloyd, Robert Hopkins|
|Producers||:||Norman Lloyd, Jane Murray|
The Bergers, a blue-collar Jewish family living in an overstuffed tenement and undone by the Depression, struggle through hard times and dream of a better future in this 1972 production of Clifford Odets' pungent play. Personalities and politics clash as Odets' mélange of characters try to survive on pennies a day. Walter Matthau plays cynical World War I amputee Moe Axelrod, and Leo Fuchs portrays the family's iron-willed leftist grandfather.