Fiddler on the Roof (1971) Poster

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Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • No real violence occurs in the film, but many intense moments.
  • Just before the end of the first half, a pogram is held against the Jewish village, the scene is not graphic or very violent, first they break up a wedding by pushing over tables, ripping up table cloths and scaring people away, the only violence that happens is a man is hit on his head by a candlestick and then the chaos ends as The Constable stops the distruction from going any further.
  • Moments later we see the rest of the Pogram with a wagon being set on fire, windows smashed, and property destroyed, this lasts around 20 seconds and is not very violent but more intense.
  • Russian Soldiers break up a protest by drawing their swords and attack the crowd no one is killed or seriously injured, but hit with the sword like a club.


  • A Russian Inspector refers to the Jewish people as "Christ Killers."
  • None

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • There is a lot of drinking in a bar scene. At least a couple of men appear drunk.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • When the Russian Soldiers attack a group a protesters, we see many of them hit with swords, (No one dies, just get knocked out).
  • When Tevye looses his temper he often shouts and yells, which could be frighting for younger audiences, and even some adults, as it sometimes comes as a surprise.
  • Tevye's dream sequence may bring a creepy eerie feeling for some viewers
  • There is a dream sequence that takes place in a graveyard. All of the departeds pop out of graves, but they aren't evil or menacing. The whole sequence is in song, and it is so comically over-the-top, that it won't be scary for most.
  • The Pogram scene is quite intense as the Russans attack the Jewish half of the village.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Tevye disowns Chava, for marrying a non jew. its quite intense and sad, as he yells, and makes her cry.

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