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In pre-revolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant with traditional values contends with marrying off three of his daughters with modern romantic ideals while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.

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Tevye
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Golde
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Motel
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Yente
Paul Mann ...
Lazar Wolf
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Tzeitel
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Hodel
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Chava
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Perchik (as Michael Glaser)
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Fyedka (as Raymond Lovelock)
Elaine Edwards ...
Shprintze
Candy Bonstein ...
Bielke
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Mordcha
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Rabbi
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Constable
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Avram
Howard Goorney ...
Nachum
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Mendel
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Russian Official
Ruth Madoc ...
Fruma Sarah
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Grandma Tzeitel
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Fiddler
Stella Courtney ...
Shandel
Jacob Kalich ...
Yankel
Brian Coburn ...
Berl
George Little ...
Hone
Stanley Fleet ...
Farcel
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Moishe
Marika Rivera ...
Rifka
Mark Malicz ...
Ezekial
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Sheftel (as Aharon Ipale)
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Sexton
Vladimir Medar ...
Priest
Sammy Bayes ...
Russian Dancer
Larry Bianco ...
Russian Dancer
Walter Cartier ...
Russian Dancer
Peter Johnston ...
Russian Dancer
Guy Lutman ...
Russian Dancer
Donald Maclennan ...
Russian Dancer
René Sartoris ...
Russian Dancer (as Rene Sartoris)
Roy Durbin ...
Bottle Dancer
Ken Robson ...
Bottle Dancer
Bob Stevenson ...
Bottle Dancer
Lou Zamprogna ...
Bottle Dancer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivan Baptie ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Cyril Bass ...
Village Band Member (uncredited)
Tanya Bayona ...
Dancer (uncredited)
C.C. Bilham ...
Village Band Member (uncredited)
Ina Claire ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Susan Claire ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Sarah Cohen ...
Bashe (uncredited)
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Yussel (uncredited)
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Leibesh (uncredited)
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Russian (uncredited)
Jill Goldston ...
Villager in Green Dress (uncredited)
Jody Hall ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Judith Harte ...
Gnessi (uncredited)
A. Haverstock ...
Village Band Member (uncredited)
Michael Ingleton ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Bess (uncredited)
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Isaac (uncredited)
H. Krein ...
Village Band Member (uncredited)
Hilda Kriseman ...
Zelda (uncredited)
Barry Lines ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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one of Rabbi's students (uncredited)
Alfred Maron ...
Previous Rabbi (uncredited)
Albin Pahernik ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Joel Rudnick ...
Marcus (uncredited)
Adam Scott ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Petra Siniawski ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Susan Sloman ...
Nechama (uncredited)
Karen Trent ...
Dancer (uncredited)
M. Winter ...
Village Band Member (uncredited)
Leo Wright ...
Village Band Member (uncredited)

Directed by

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Norman Jewison ... (directed by)

Written by

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Sholom Aleichem ... (adapted from stories) (as Sholem Aleichem)
 
Arnold Perl ... (adapted from Sholem Aleichem stories by special arrangement with)
 
Joseph Stein ... (stageplay by)
 
Joseph Stein ... (screenplay by)

Produced by

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Norman Jewison ... producer (produced by)
Walter Mirisch ... executive producer (uncredited)
Patrick J. Palmer ... associate producer (as Patrick Palmer)

Music by

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Jerry Bock ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Oswald Morris ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Antony Gibbs ... film editor
Robert Lawrence ... film editor

Editorial Department

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Lois La Salle ... post-production secretary
Brian Mann ... assistant editor
Wally Nelson ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Lynn Stalmaster ... (casting by)

Production Design by

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Robert F. Boyle ... (as Robert Boyle)

Art Direction by

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Michael Stringer
Veljko Despotovic ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Peter Lamont

Costume Design by

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Joan Bridge ... (costumes designed by)
Elizabeth Haffenden ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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Del Armstrong ... makeup artist
Gordon Bond ... hairdresser
Wally Schneiderman ... makeup artist
Colin Jamison ... assistant hairdresser (uncredited)

Production Management

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Richard Carruth ... post-production supervisor
Larry DeWaay ... production supervisor (as Larry De Waay)
Ted Lloyd ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Paul Ibbetson ... second assistant director
Terence Nelson ... first assistant director (as Terry Nelson)
Vladimir Spindler ... second assistant director
Terence Churcher ... assistant director (uncredited)
Howard Grigsby ... assistant director (uncredited)
Stevan Petrovic ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Sam Gordon ... property master
William Maldonado ... construction manager
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Mentor Huebner ... designer (uncredited) / primary production illustrator (uncredited)
Peter Melrose ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Harold Michelson ... illustrator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David Hildyard ... sound mixer
Gordon K. McCallum ... re-recording mixer
Les Wiggins ... sound editor
Don Challis ... sound editor (uncredited)
John Hayward ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Patrick Heigham ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Doug Smith ... assistant sound engineer (uncredited)
John Stevenson ... boom operator (uncredited)
Jim Willis ... development engineer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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George Big Jim Saunders ... operator: kirby wire (uncredited)
John Stears ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Peter Melrose ... matte artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Milan Mitic ... stunt coordinator: horse work (uncredited)
Eddie Stacey ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dennis Fraser ... key grip
Jimmy Turrell ... camera operator (as Jim Turrell)
Tony Woodcock ... second assistant camera
Maurice Arnold ... focus puller (uncredited)
Len Crowe ... gaffer (uncredited)
David James ... still photographer (uncredited)
Douglas Kirkland ... still photographer (uncredited)
Ronald Lenoir ... set rigger (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Richard Altman ... casting consultant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jackie Cummins ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Branko Lustig ... location manager

Music Department

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Jerry Bock ... music for the stage play by
Alexander Courage ... orchestrator
Sheldon Harnick ... lyricist / lyrics for the stage play by
Isaac Stern ... soloist: violin
Eric Tomlinson ... music mixer (as Eric A. Tomlinson)
John Williams ... conductor / music adaptor / orchestrator
Richard Carruth ... music editor (uncredited)
Ray Holder ... music arranger (uncredited)
David Lindup ... additional orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Elaine Schreyeck ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Tommy Abbott ... choreographer: adapted for the screen by (as Tom Abbott)
Sammy Bayes ... assistant choreographer
Charles Cannon ... production accountant
Jerry Howard ... assistant to producer
Golda Offenheim ... production secretary
Harold Prince ... producer: New York stage production
Jerome Robbins ... choreographer: New York stage production / director: New York stage production
Quinn Donoghue ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Lillian Michelson ... researcher (uncredited)
Julia Pascal ... assistant to the director (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Jews and Orthodox Christians live in the little village of Anatevka in the pre-revolutionary Russia of the Czars. Among the traditions of the Jewish community, the matchmaker arranges the match and the father approves it. The milkman Reb Tevye is a poor man that has been married for twenty-five years with Golde and they have five daughters. When the local matchmaker Yente arranges the match between his older daughter Tzeitel and the old widow butcher Lazar Wolf, Tevye agrees with the wedding. However Tzeitel is in love with the poor tailor Motel Kamzoil and they ask permission to Tevye to get married that he accepts to please his daughter. Then his second daughter Hodel (Michele Marsh) and the revolutionary student Perchik decide to marry each other and Tevye is forced to accept. When Perchik is arrested by the Czar troops and sent to Siberia, Hodel decides to leave her family and homeland and travel to Siberia to be with her beloved Perchik. When his third daughter Chava decides to get married with the Christian Fyedka, Tevye does not accept and considers that Chava has died. Meanwhile the Czar troops evict the Jewish community from Anatevka. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • Un violon sur le toit (France)
  • Anatevka (Germany)
  • El violinista a la teulada (Spain, Catalan title)
  • El violinista en el tejado (Spain)
  • Fiðlarinn á Þakinu (Iceland)
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  • 181 min
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Box Office

Budget $9,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $140,866

Did You Know?

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Trivia The "Sunrise, Sunset" scene was not lit by electric light but by hundreds of candles. See more »
Goofs During the first few shots of the crowd holding candles on their way to the wedding, the sun changes positions above the horizon. (But as such indicates the length in time of the journey by foot, which could be intentional, in which case the slow melting of candles might be a goof in its own right.) See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Fiddler on the Roof (2008). See more »
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Crazy Credits Topol and the cast sing "Tradition" without any opening credits rolling. At the end of the number, the fiddler, standing on the left of the screen, launches into an extensive solo while the opening credits roll on the right of the screen. See more »
Quotes Perchik: Money is the world's curse.
Tevye: May the Lord smite me with it. And may I never recover.
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