MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,154 this week

Tevya (1939)

 -  Drama  -  21 December 1939 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 117 users  
Reviews: 5 user

The original, non-musical film version of the book which inspired "Fiddler on the Roof".

Director:

Writers:

(story), (adaptation), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Related News

Mindy Newell: Yiddishkeit
| Comicmix.com
Joseph Stein obituary
| The Guardian - Film News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7096 titles
created 03 Jan 2012
 
a list of 1675 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
a list of 625 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 4547 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 653 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Tevya" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tevya (1939)

Tevya (1939) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tevya.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story, set in Kansas during the 1920s, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks
Stars: Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Young filmmaker decides to make a movie of his life.

Director: Jim McBride
Stars: L.M. Kit Carson, Eileen Dietz, Louise Levine
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A traveller arrives at the Usher mansion to find that the sibling inhabitants, Roderick and Madeline Usher, are living under a mysterious family curse: Roderick's senses have become ... See full summary »

Directors: James Sibley Watson, Melville Webber
Stars: Herbert Stern, Hildegarde Watson, Melville Webber
San Pietro (1945)
Documentary | Short | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

This documentary movie is about the battle of San Pietro, a small village in Italy. Over 1,100 US soldiers were killed while trying to take this location, that blocked the way for the ... See full summary »

Director: John Huston
Stars: Mark W. Clark, John Huston
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In this little Provencal village, a new baker, Aimable, settles down. His wife Aurelie is beautiful and much younger than he. She departs with a shepherd the night after Aimable produces ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Pagnol
Stars: Raimu, Ginette Leclerc, Fernand Charpin
The River (1938)
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This short Depression-era documentary describes the importance of the Mississippi River to the United States. It laments the environmental destruction committed in the name of progress, ... See full summary »

Director: Pare Lorentz
Stars: Thomas Chalmers
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A fire engulfs a shipload of prospectors and adventurers making their way to Alaska. In the confusion, Mrs. Stanlaw is separated from her young daughter, who ends up in the care of '... See full summary »

Director: Lewis H. Moomaw
Stars: William Dills, Albert Van Antwerp, Eva Gordon
Stark Love (1927)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Karl Brown
Stars: Helen Mundy, Forrest James, Reb Grogan
The Italian (1915)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An immigrant leaves his sweetheart in Italy to find a better life across the sea in the grimy slums of New York. They are eventually reunited and marry. But life in New York is hard and ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Barker
Stars: George Beban, Clara Williams, J. Frank Burke
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Fernando Soler, Luana Alcañiz, Juan Torena
News | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The first known feature film! A very unusual filmed record of the Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight originally ran over 90 minutes in length.

Director: Enoch J. Rector
Stars: James J. Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons, Billy Madden
To Fly! (1976)
Documentary | Short | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The premier film for the Theatre of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. A brief summary of the history of flight, from 19th century balloons through 21st century ... See full summary »

Directors: Jim Freeman, Greg MacGillivray
Stars: Ellen Bry
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 December 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tevye  »

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Connections

Featured in Almonds and Raisins (1984) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Tevya (1939) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?