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11 April 1974 (Canada) See more »
There's a little bit of Duddy Kravitz in everyone.
The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Dreyfuss ... Duddy

Micheline Lanctôt ... Yvette

Jack Warden ... Max

Randy Quaid ... Virgil

Joseph Wiseman ... Uncle Benjy

Denholm Elliott ... Friar

Henry Ramer ... Dingleman

Joe Silver ... Farber
Zvee Scooler ... Grandfather
Robert Goodier ... Calder
Alan Rosenthal ... Lennie (as Allan Rosenthal)
Barry Baldaro ... Paddy

Allan Kolman ... Irwin (as Allan Migicovsky)
Barry Pascal ... Bernie Farber
Susan Friedman ... Linda
Jacques Durette ... Bodyguard
Jonathan Robinson ... Rabbi
Edward Resmini ... Bernie Altman
Vincent Cole ... Moe
Henry Gamer ... Lawyer
Lou Levitt ... Rubin
Sonny Oppenheim ... Cohen
Lionel Schwartz ... Arnie
Mickey Eichen ... Cuckoo
Robert Desroches ... Laplante

Judith Gault ... Tarty Woman
Norman Taviss ... Grandfather Farber
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Neville Chamberlain ... Himself (waves Munich agreement) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Ted Kotcheff 
Writing credits
Mordecai Richler (screenplay)

Mordecai Richler (novel)

Lionel Chetwynd (adaptation)

Produced by
Don Duprey .... associate producer
John Kemeny .... producer
Gerald Schneider .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Brian West 
Film Editing by
Thom Noble 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Production Design by
Anne Pritchard 
Makeup Department
Michèle Dion .... makeup artist
Bob Pritchett .... hair stylist (as Robert Pritchett)
Production Management
Don Buchsbaum .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Braive .... second assistant director
Pierre Magny .... third assistant director
Robert Malenfant .... second assistant director
Timothy Rowse .... first assistant director
Art Department
Andre Brochu .... carpenter
Jacques Chamberland .... props
Ronald Fauteux .... props
Maureen Kennedy .... property buyer
Michel Proulx .... props
Mathieu Décary .... swing crew (uncredited)
Sound Department
Stephen Dalby .... sound re-recordist
Denis Dupont .... boom operator
Marcel Pothier .... sound editor
Patrick Rousseau .... location sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Yves Bruel .... still photographer
Andy Chmura .... second assistant camera (as Andrzej Chmura)
James Gray .... electrician (as Jim Gray)
Serge Grenier .... grip
Paul Guest .... first assistant camera
Normand Guy .... grip
Bob Milligan .... gaffer (as Robert Milligan)
Robert Renaud .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Louise Jobin .... costumes
François Laplante .... costumes
Luc Le Flaguais .... costumes (as Luc Leflaguais)
Editorial Department
Art Carriere .... color timer
Ian Ferguson .... assistant editor
Location Management
Claude Léger .... location manager
Lyse Venne .... location manager
Don Carmody .... location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Stanley Myers .... music supervisor
Other crew
Peter John Bruton .... antique car provider
Larry Duprey .... antique car provider
Mireille Goulet .... continuity
Wendy Grean .... production managers assistant
Wendy Greenspoon .... production secretary
Angela Heald .... assistant to producer
James Kwiatkowski .... Restoration Supervisor Sales Representative - Technicolor
Susan A. Lewis .... unit administrator
Liz Morgan .... production assistant
Cliff Rothman .... production assistant
Linda Shapiro .... publicist
Brian Turner .... production assistant

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120 min | Canada:94 min (TV)
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Canada:PG | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:14 (Original rating) | Sweden:11 | UK:X (theatrical rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:PG

Did You Know?

In the opening scene, the school cadets march behind a Union Flag which dates the story at prior to 1965 [when the Maple Leaf replaced the British flag].See more »
Anachronisms: Although film is set in early Fifties, in scene immediately following roulette game, logo on Pepsi-Cola sign outside café dates from much later - late Fifties or early Sixties.See more »
When the Saints Go Marching InSee more »


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Oddly Entertaining, 14 September 2017
Author: gavin6942 from United States

The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz (Richard Dreyfuss) yearns to make a name for himself in society..

We start with the idea: "A man without land is nobody." From there, we get to a surreal Bar Mitzvah film, a pinball business, assorted other ventures and possible scams... all so Duddy can buy up some farmland, which he does under another name because he thinks farmers will not sell to Jewish people (although this is not clearly explained).

"Duddy Kravitz" has an important place in Canadian film history because it was the most commercially successful Canadian film ever made at the time of its release, and has thus been described as a 'coming of age' for Canadian cinema. One wonders how things have changed, because it seems that today (2017) Vancouver is one of the most-filmed cities in the world.

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