Ukrainian milkman Tevye clings desperately to the old Jewish traditions while all around him the world changes, day by day. His three daughters marry men he considers more and more unacceptable, and the ruling Russian government's anti-Semitism threatens to drive him from his home. Based on the enormously successful Broadway show with great performances and unforgettable songs. Academy Award Nominations: 8, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Topol. Academy Awards: 3, including Best (Adapted) Song Score.
1971 - Academy Awards - Best Sound Winner
1971 - Academy Awards - Best Original Song Score and Adaptation Winner
1971 - Academy Awards - Best Cinematography Winner
Norman Jewison - Director/producer
Antony Gibbs - British Editor, TOM JONES (1963), RONIN (1998), ROLLERBALL
Tony Gibbs - British Editor, TOM JONES (1963), RONIN (1998), ROLLERBALL
Joseph Stein - Playwright/Screenwriter
Norma Crane - Actress/"Fiddler On Roof"
Leonard Frey - American Character Actor
Michael Stringer - Production Designer
Oswald Morris - British DOP - "Lolita", "The Man Who Would Be King"
Paul Michael Glaser - Starsky of TV's "Starsky & Hutch"
Michael Glaser - Starsky of TV's "Starsky & Hutch"
John Williams - American film composer, STAR WARS (1977)
John Towner Williams - American film composer, STAR WARS (1977)
Johnny Williams - American film composer, STAR WARS (1977)
Molly Picon - American Character Actress
Paul Mann - Actor
Robert Lawrence - Producer/Editor
Sholem Aleichem - Russian Writer
Sholom Aleichem - Russian Writer
Theodore Bikel - Star, NAKED CITY (1960)
- Format: Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
- Run Time: 181
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 883904232988
- Genre: Musicals
- Rating: G (MPAA)
- Release Date: August 2011
Film adaptation of the successful Hal Prince-Jerome Robbins stage musical with the show's London star, Topol, in the starring role of Ukrainian milkman Tevye. The choreography was set by Jerome Robbins' assistant Tom Abbott, assisted by Sammy Bayes, and followed Robbins' stage dances as closely as possible. Shot on location in Lakenik, Yugoslavia. Produced by Mirisch-Cartier. Additional cast: Paul Mann (Lazar Wolf); Rosalind Harris (Tzeitel); Michele Marsh (Hodel); Neva Small (Chava); Raymond Lovelock (Fyedka); Elaine Edwards (Shprintze); Candy Bonstein (Bielka); Shimen Ruskin (Mordcha); Alfie Scopp (Avram); Howard Goorney (Nachum); Barry Dennen (Mendel); Ruth Madoc (Fruma Sarah); Patience Collier (Grandma Tzeitel); Stella Courtney (Shandel); Jacob Kalich (Yankel); Brian Coburn (Berl); George Little (Hone); Stanley Fleet (Farcel); Arnold Diamond (Moishe); Marika Rivera (Rifka); and Mark Malicz (Ezekial). DVD Special Features: New Dolby Digital Soundtrack, Feature Length Commentary by Norman Jewison, 8-Page Trivia Booklet, Theatrical Trailer.
"...A real showstopper, with some first-class tunes and a fantastic central performance..." - 12/01/2003 Total Film, p.127
"Just when the big-budget musical seemed to be lumbering into history, along came FIDDLER with its emotional resonance and killer craftsmanship." - 03/01/2004 Sight and Sound, p.77
"It's a wonderful way to revisit -- or discover -- a stunner of a musical." -- Grade: A - 02/02/2007 Entertainment Weekly, p.111
5 stars out of 5 -- "A magnificent realization which tugs at all the emotions with skill, artistry and great enthusiasm." - 03/01/2007 Ultimate DVD, p.113