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The Assistant
Morris Bober is a poor Jewish grocery store owner living in New York City following the end of World War Two. He, his wife Ida, and his daughter Helen struggle to make ends meet at the store. In an attempt to stay afloat financially, Morris rents out an upstairs room of his store to Frank Alpine. Alpine is around Helen's age and Morris is nervous providing him with a room, but decides to let him stay. While Morris is struggling in a money-minded prof...


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