A racist film, typical of its time, wherein Blacks play subservient roles, but redeemed by the music of Louis Armstrong & Billy Holiday (her only feature film!).
In 1905 Russia Tevye the Jewish milkman talks with God about wealth, struggles with 3 of his daughters over choice of a spouse, & suffers the indignity of exile during a pogrom.
In the 1630s an ill-fated Puritan family, banished for their beliefs, ventures into the wilderness where their daughter becomes either a witch or victim of their hysteria.
Jimmy Gralton’s story is set in/around the hall he reopens as a community center, much against the will of the local priest. Due to his radical views Jimmy was the only man deported as an alien by his government, even though he was born near the hall.