Updated: Dec 15, 2018
A Hollywood adaptation of the short stories of Anzia Yazierska, the fist writer to bring stories of American Jewish women to a mainstream audience. Hungry Hearts focuses on the hopes and hardships of the Levin family, Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe living on New York City's Lower East Side.
The story is of a family of immigrant Russian Jews living and struggling to survive in New York. Hanneh, the mother of the family, strives to make a better life for herself and her family, but finds that much of her effort ends up costing her more than its worth.