In the mood for an old-fashioned Yiddish Western?
Click here to watch a short film called The Cowboy.Â
Here’s some background on this unique Western from the National Center for Jewish Film:
Yes, it’s just your typical all-Yiddish shoot-’em-up: a small boy falls out of a covered wagon on its way West and shows up years later as a quick trigger cowboy. When he is unjustly accused of theft, a gunfight breaks out to the strains of “Oyfn Pripitchik.” This spoof was made [in 1968] by adding a Yiddish dialogue to the Son of Oklahoma, a 1932 Hollywood Western.
Thanks to alterkoker on ourÂ CultureÂ discussion boardÂ for bringing this to our attention.