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Yentl ()


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A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.

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Yentl
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Avigdor
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Hadass
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Reb Mendel 'Papa'
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Reb Alter Vishkower
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Shimmele
Ruth Goring ...
Esther Rachel
David de Keyser ...
Rabbi Zalman (as David De Keyser)
Bernard Spear ...
Tailor
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Mrs. Shaemen
Lynda Baron ...
Peshe (as Lynda Barron)
Jack Lynn ...
Bookseller
Anna Tzelniker ...
Mrs. Kovner
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Sarah
Mary Henry ...
Mrs. Jacobs
Robbie Barnett ...
Tailor's Assistant
Ian Sears ...
David
Frank Baker ...
Village Student
Anthony Dean Rubes ...
Village Student (as Anthony Rubes)
Renata Buser ...
Mrs. Shaemen's Daughter
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Yeshiva Student
Danny Brainin ...
Yeshiva Student
Gary Brown ...
Yeshiva Student
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Yeshiva Student
Peter Whitman ...
Yeshiva Student
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Yeshiva Student
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norma Atallah ...
Debra (uncredited)
Mark English ...
Yeshiva Student (uncredited)
Milena Glogarová ...
lady on the Charles Bridge (uncredited)
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Yeshiva Student (uncredited)
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Scholar (uncredited)
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Yeshiva Student (uncredited)

Directed by

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Barbra Streisand

Written by

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Jack Rosenthal ... (screenplay) and
Barbra Streisand ... (screenplay)
 
Isaac Bashevis Singer ... (story "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy")

Produced by

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Larry DeWaay ... executive producer
Rusty Lemorande ... co-producer
Barbra Streisand ... producer

Music by

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Michel Legrand

Cinematography by

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David Watkin ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Terry Rawlings

Editorial Department

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Les Healey ... assistant editor
Pamela Parker ... post-production coordinator
Hillary Anne Ripps ... post-production coordinator (as Hillary Ripps)
Ros Siely ... second assistant editor
Sarah Thomas ... second assistant editor
Jeff Werner ... post-production associate

Casting By

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Cis Corman

Production Design by

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Roy Walker

Art Direction by

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Leslie Tomkins

Set Decoration by

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Tessa Davies

Costume Design by

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Judy Moorcroft

Makeup Department

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Colin Jamison ... chief hairdresser
Jan Jamison ... hairdresser
Beryl Lerman ... makeup artist
Wally Schneiderman ... chief makeup artist

Production Management

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Barrie Melrose ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Steve Harding ... third assistant director (as Steven Harding)
Steve Lanning ... first assistant director
Peter Waller ... second assistant director
Derek Harrington ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Mirek Lux ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Michael Bacon ... propman (as Mike Bacon)
Nobby Clark ... supervising rigger (as Roy Clark)
Len Furey ... construction manager
John Graham ... dressing prop
Fred Gunning ... construction foreman
Vince Murphy ... supervising stagehand
John Roberts ... supervising painter
Thomas Tarry ... supervising plasterer (as Tom Tarry)
Terry Wells ... property master
Michael Boone ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Paul Bradburn ... stand-by prop (uncredited)
Dennis Murray ... plasterer (uncredited)
Brian Read ... prop buyer (uncredited)
Stanislav Suva ... scenic painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Tim Blackham ... sound engineer
Glenn Freemantle ... assistant dubbing editor
David Hildyard ... sound mixer
Ray Merrin ... assistant dubbing mixer
Bill Rowe ... dubbing mixer
Jim Shields ... dubbing editor (as James Shields)
Tommy Staples ... boom operator (as Tom Staples)
Brendan Donnison ... foley artist (uncredited)
Paul Michael ... adr artist: New York (uncredited)
Aaron Rochin ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Philip Rogers ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Alan Whibley ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Frank Batt ... key grip
Garrett Brown ... steadicam operator
John Campbell ... first assistant camera
Derek Gattrell ... electrical gaffer (as Derek Gatrell)
Gordon Hayman ... camera operator: second unit
David James ... still photographer
Brian Kemp ... best boy
Peter MacDonald ... camera operator
Douglas Milsome ... camera operator: second unit (as Doug Milsome)
Eamonn O'Keeffe ... second assistant camera (as Eamonn D.O'Keeffe)
Toby Phillips ... Steadicam operator
Andrew Shields ... video operator
Andy Arnautov ... electrician (uncredited)
Ray Potter ... gaffer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Jack De Palma ... assistant: Cis Corman (as Jack DePalma)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Keith Morton ... wardrobe master
Sue Wain ... wardrobe mistress

Location Management

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Jim Brennan ... location manager
William Lang ... location manager

Music Department

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Alan Bergman ... lyricist
Marilyn Bergman ... lyricist
George Brand ... music editor
Robin Clarke ... music editor
Keith Grant ... music mixer
Michel Legrand ... conductor / orchestrator
Barbra Streisand ... stager: musical sequences (as Ms. Streisand)
Emmanuel Fischer ... music arranger (uncredited)
Thomas Vicari ... music scoring mixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Roy Clarke ... unit driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Barbara Allen ... production coordinator
Pamela Allen ... assistant to producer
Zelda Barron ... script supervisor
Michael Bloom ... technical consultant
Shimeon Brisman ... technical consultant
Judi Bunn ... production secretary (as Judith Bunn)
Allen Burry ... publicity coordinator
Renata Buser ... assistant: Ms. Streisand
Vladmir Cajahamel ... supervisor: Czechoslovakia
Tony Czech ... supervisor: Czechoslovakia
Lucjan Dobroszycki ... technical consultant (as Dr. Lucjan Dobroszycki)
Rick Edelstein ... special consultant
Laura Geller ... technical consultant (as Rabbi Laura Geller)
Jan Gerstel ... production assistant
Jo Gregory ... production accountant
Linda Gregory ... assistant accountant
Louis Jacobs ... technical consultant (as Dr. Louis Jacobs)
Daniel Lapin ... technical consultant (as Rabbi Daniel Lapin)
Gillian Lynne ... choreographer: wedding dance
Pat Newcomb ... publicity consultant
Oldrich Okaj ... supervisor: Czechoslovakia
Rudolf Prokes ... supervisor: Czechoslovakia (as Rudi Prokes)
Harry Rabinowicz ... technical consultant (as Rabbi Dr. Harry Rabinowicz)
Mila Radova ... supervisor: Czechoslovakia
Patric Scott ... publicity assistant
Chaim Seidler-Feller ... technical consultant (as Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller)
Kim Skalecki ... production secretary
Karel Skop ... supervisor: Czechoslovakia
Lee Solters ... publicity consultant
Joshua Waletzky ... technical consultant (as Josh Waletzky)
Joan Washington ... dialogue coach
Adam Samuelson ... louma crane technician (uncredited)

Thanks

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Valentine Sherry ... special thanks
Emanuel Streisand ... dedicatee (as My Father)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Eastern Europe, 1904. A Jewish woman, Yentl, has a thirst for knowledge but is prohibited from learning due to the restrictions of her religion. When her father dies, she sets off to increase her knowledge, posing as a man in order to gain admission to a Jewish religious school. Written by grantss

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Taglines In a time when the world of study belonged only to men, there lived a girl who dared to ask why? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Йентл (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Йентл (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Jentl (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 133 min
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Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Steven Spielberg called the film "the best directorial debut since Citizen Kane (1941)". See more »
Goofs When Yentl sings "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" her glasses are laid down in front of her. They have modern temple and ear pieces. In other scenes Yentl's glasses are the old-fashioned, wrap-around-the-ear-style glasses. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Yentl/Scarface/Mickey's Christmas Carol/Amityville 3-D (1983). See more »
Soundtracks Where Is It Written? See more »
Crazy Credits At the very end of the closing credits: This film is dedicated to my father... and to all our fathers. See more »
Quotes Yentl: Why is it that every book I buy, every bookseller has the same old argument?
Yentl's Father: You know why.
Yentl: I envy them.
Yentl's Father: The booksellers?
Yentl: No, not the booksellers, the students. Talking about life, the mysteries of the universe and I'm learning how to tell a herring from a carp.
Yentl's Father: Yentl, for the thousandth time, men and women..."
Yentl: [cuts him off] have different obligations, I know, but...
Yentl's Father: [cuts her off] and don't ask why.
Yentl's Father: [sees her disappointment] Go on, get the book.
Yentl: Thank you, papa!
Yentl's Father: The shutters, darling.
Yentl: We don't have to hide my studying from God, then why the neighbors?
Yentl's Father: Why? Because I trust God will understand. I'm not so sure about the neighbors.
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