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They’re handing out the Oscars this weekend. Hollywood may be in the city of Angels, but when some movie people are jealous or skeptical of other people’s projects, they have a devil of a time keeping a straight face. It has happened a lot with motion pictures that many people might put in the ‘Jewish movie’ category.

Cases in point:

When director Robert Aldrich decided to make “The Frisco Kid,” a comedy about a Polish rabbi, played by Gene Wilder, who must cross the Old West to head up a congregation in San Francisco, the inside buzzers were quick to label the project “Blazing Bagels.”


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