The Ancient Law
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A 1923 German silent drama film directed by E.A. Dupont and starring Henny Porten, Ruth Weyher and Hermann Vallentin.
Baruch Mayr, son of an orthodox rabbi from a poor shtetl in Galizia, decides to break from the
family tradition and leave the shtetl to become an actor. Due to this behaviour his father bans him from his family. Baruch, who joined a small burlesque troupe is discovered by an Austrian Erzherzogin (archdutchess) who introduces him to the director of the most important Theater in Vienna, the Burgtheater. Baruch receives a contract there and becomes more and more an assimilated jew. But his
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