GenreDrama ScreenplayAllen Boretz CountryUnited States
Release dateFebruary 7, 1948 WriterLucille S. Prumbs (play), Sara B. Smith (play), Allen Boretz CastLilli Palmer (Tisa Kepes), Sam Wanamaker (Mark Denek), Stella Adler (Mrs Faludi), Alan Hale - Sr (Dugan), Akim Tamiroff (Mr Grumbach) Similar moviesLilli Palmer appears in My Girl Tisa and A Girl Must Live
Main titles my girl tisa ost 1948
My Girl Tisa is a 1948 film directed by Elliott Nugent and starring Lilli Palmer and Sam Wanamaker. It is based on the play Ever the Beginning by Lucille S. Prumbs and Sara B. Smith (copyrighted 14 May 1946).
In 1905, Tisa Kepes is an immigrant who is living in a New York City boarding house and struggling to make ends meet, making very little money working for a Mr. Grumbach in the garment district. An aspiring lawyer, Mark Denek, also is a boarder there, dreaming of someday meeting his idol, President Teddy Roosevelt.
Tisa is trying to earn enough to pay for her father's boat passage so he can join her in America. In an attempt to assist her, Mark loses his job with a politician, Dugan, is double-crossed by a ship captain named Tescu who intends to make Tisa's father work for him, then ends up getting Tisa slated for deporation. In love with Tisa and desperate, Mark has a chance encounter with Roosevelt, who intervenes at the last instant on their behalf.
Lilli Palmer as Tisa Kepes
Sam Wanamaker as Mark Denek
Akim Tamiroff as Mr. Grumbach
Alan Hale, Sr. as Dugan
Hugo Haas as Tescu
Sidney Blackmer as Theodore Roosevelt (uncredited)