USA, 1979. Feature, Comedy, Coming to America, Western Adventure, Jewish Traditions. 119 minutes. English (Yiddish parts with subtitles).
The Frisco Kid showcases Gene Wilder at the height of his celebrity in one of his very best performances. Funny, touching, and celebrating the power of Jewish values, it’s rated #4 in the “List of 25 Essential Jewish Movies”. Innocent, trusting, and inexperienced Polish Rabbi Avram Belinski (Gene Wilder) is sent to America in the mid-1800s by his village to transport a Torah to a new San Francisco synagogue and become its first Rabbi.