Judaism on the western (and Middle-Eastern) frontiers - The Frisco Kid

The movie, The Frisco Kid, (1979) which stars Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford (son of a Jewish mother), offers a glimpse into Jewish survival on the frontiers of America, Israel, and Judea/Samaria. Concatonated version in under 9 minutes: In a television interview, Inside the Actors Studio, shown in August 2000, when asked about what influence his Irish Catholic and Russian Jewish ancestry may have had on his life as a person and as an artist, Ford humorously stated "As a man I've always felt Irish, as an actor I've always felt Jewish."

Excerpted scene: Gene Wilder's rabbi character is put on the stake and challenged - what you do to save a Torah?

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