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In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.

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  • Won 3 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 13 nominations.
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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
Neva Small ...
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
Zvee Scooler ...
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 ...
Villiage Band Member (uncredited)
Tanya Bayona ...
Dancer (uncredited)
C.C. Bilham ...
Villiage 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)
Jody Hall ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Judith Harte ...
Gnessi (uncredited)
A. Haverstock ...
Villiage Band Member (uncredited)
Michael Ingleton ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Bess (uncredited)
Carl Jaffe ...
Isaac (uncredited)
Nigel Kingsley ...
(uncredited)
H. Krein ...
Villiage Band Member (uncredited)
Hilda Kriseman ...
Zelda (uncredited)
Barry Lines ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Danny Mann ...
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)
Kenneth Waller ...
(uncredited)
M. Winter ...
Villiage Band Member (uncredited)
Leo Wright ...
Villiage Band Member (uncredited)

Directed by

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Norman Jewison

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)
 
Joseph Stein ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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

Music by

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Jerry Bock

Cinematography by

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Oswald Morris ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Antony Gibbs
Robert Lawrence

Editorial Department

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Lois La Salle ... post-production secretary
Brian Mann ... assistant editor
Wally Nelson ... assistant editor
Brent Eldridge ... digital color correction (uncredited)

Casting By

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Lynn Stalmaster

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
Elizabeth Haffenden

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
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 ... Kirby Wire opperator (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)
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)

Other 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
Julia Pascal ... assistant to the director
Harold Prince ... producer: New York stage production
Jerome Robbins ... choreographer: New York stage production / director: New York stage production
Elaine Schreyeck ... script supervisor
Lillian Michelson ... researcher (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)
  • El violinista a la teulada (Spain, Catalan title)
  • El violinista en el tejado (Spain)
  • Violinista na krovu (Serbia)
  • Цигулар на покрива (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 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 Director Norman Jewison was brought into the project by executives at United Artists who thought he was Jewish. His first words to the executives upon meeting them were, "You know I'm not Jewish, right?" See more »
Goofs Near the end of the dancing scene in Mordcha's inn, we see the Jews holding hands and dancing to one side, and the Russians walking ducked through the spaces between their bodies to the other side. In the first two takes, we see four Russians, and in the following two takes only three, the one on the right, with brown hair and a blue shirt, is gone. 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 Tevye: As Abraham said, "I am a stranger in a strange land... "
Mendel: Moses said that.
Tevye: Ah. Well, as King David said, "I am slow of speech, and slow of tongue."
Mendel: That was also Moses.
Tevye: For a man who was slow of tongue, he talked a lot.
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