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Tevya (1939)

 -  Drama  -  21 December 1939 (USA)
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The original, non-musical film version of the book which inspired "Fiddler on the Roof".

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maurice Schwartz ...
Miriam Riselle ...
Rebecca Weintraub ...
Goldie 'Golde'
Paula Lubelski ...
Leon Liebgold ...
Fedya 'Fedye' Galagen
Vicki Marcus ...
Shloimele
Betty Marcus ...
Perele
Julius Adler ...
Aleksei, the Priest
Daniel Makarenko ...
Mikita Galagen, Fedya's Father
Helen Grossman ...
Mrs. Galagen, Mikita's Wife
Morris Strassberg ...
Starosta
Al Harris ...
Zazuli 'Zuzuya'
Louis Weisberg ...
Shtarsina
Boas Young ...
Uradnick, the Officer
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Tevye is a dairyman in the Russian Ukraine early in the 20th century. He lives in a cabin outside Boyberik with his wife Goldie, his widowed daughter Tseytl, her two children, and his younger daughter, the unmarried Khave. Khave is being courted by Fedya, a Christian, the son of a local government official. Tevye warns Khave against romance and marriage outside her faith, but Fedya is persuasive too. What will Khave decide, how will Tevye react, and when the Tsar initiates a pogrom, will Tevye's friends come to his defense? Can the stubborn Tevye reconcile his heart and tradition? "On the other hand..." Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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21 December 1939 (USA)  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1991. See more »

Goofs

From shot to shot the priest's cross changes position. It's an orthodox cross with a slanted second cross piece. It flips position randomly. See more »

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Version of Tevye and His Seven Daughters (1968) See more »

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Much more insightful than fiddler.
23 November 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Much more insightful than fiddler.

If you want to learn more about yiddish / ashkenazic culture, this film is a far better choice than fiddler.

This film also provides a much stronger and fuller character of Tevye.


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