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Novelist/film critic Meyer Levin was one of the foremost proponents of the new state of Israel in 1948. To further the cause of a Jewish homeland, Levin produced, wrote and sometimes directed a group of docu-dramas on the subject, one of which was The Illegals. The film concentrates on a young Polish refugee couple who hope to start life anew in Palestine (this was before Israel was legally in existence). Driven out of their homeland by rampant anti-Semitism, the couple is willing to endure any and all misfortunes, discomforts, and dangers to journey to the Haifa region. The film ends… More