Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Director: Norman Jewison Cast: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey

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Norman Jewison's adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical is set in the Ukranian ghetto village of Anatevka (the film was actually lensed in Yugoslavia). Israeli actor Topol repeats his London stage role as Tevye the milkman, whose equilibrium is constantly being challenged by his poverty, the prejudicial attitudes of non-Jews, and the romantic entanglements of his five daughters. Whenever the weight of the world becomes too much for him, Tevye carries on lengthy conversations with God, who does not answer but is at least more willing to listen than the milkman's remonstrative wife Golde. After arranging a marriage between his oldest daughter Tzeitel and wealthy butcher Lazar Wolf, Tevye is forced to do some quick rearranging when the girl falls in love with poor tailor Motel Kamzoil. Fancying himself more broad-minded than his gentile oppressors, Tevye cannot accept the notion that his other daughter Chava would want to marry Fyedka, a non-Jew. And after shouting the praises of "tradition," Tevye must change his tune-and his entire life-when he and his neighbors are forced out of Anatevka by the Czar's minions. Topol's co-stars include Norma Crane as Golde, Yiddish theater legend Molly Picon as Yente the matchmaker, and Leonard Frey as Motel.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/04/2007
UPC: 0027616085375
Original Release: 1971
Rating: G
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 3:01:00
Sales rank: 418

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Topol Tevye
Norma Crane Golde
Leonard Frey Motel
Molly Picon Yente
Paul Mann Lazar Wolf
Rosalind Harris Tzeitel
Ina Claire Actor
Sarah Cohen Bashe
Otto Diamant Yussel
Miki Iveria Bess
Carl Jaffe Isaac
Raymond Lovelock Fyedka
Alfred Maron Previous Rabbi
Roger Lloyd Pack Sexton
Albin Pahernik Jewish Male Dancer
Alfie Scopp Avram
Marika Rivera Rifka
Aharon Ipalé Shefrel
Sammy Bayes Russian Dancer
Peter Johnston Russian Dancer
Bob Stevenson Bottle Dancer
Paul Michael Glaser Perchik
Michele Marsh Hodel
Neva Small Chava
Elaine Edwards Shprintze
Shimen Ruskin Mordcha
Zvee Scooler Rabbi
Louis Zorich Constable
Howard Goorney Nachum
Barry Dennen Mendel
Vernon Dobtcheff Russian Official
Ruth Madoc Fruma Sarah
Patience Collier Grandma Tzeitel
Tutte Lemkow Fiddler
Brian Coburn Beri
Arnold Diamond Moishe
Mark Malicz Ezekial
Vladimir Medar Priest
George Little Hone
Stella Courtney Shandel
Stanley Fleet Farcel
Jacob Kalich Yankel
Candy Bonstein Bielke
John Williams [composer] Conductor

Technical Credits
Norman Jewison Director,Producer
Thomas Abbott Choreography
Sammy Bayes Choreography
Jerry Bock Score Composer
Robert F. Boyle Production Designer
Joan Bridge Costumes/Costume Designer
Antony Gibbs Editor
Elizabeth Haffenden Costumes/Costume Designer
Sheldon Harnick Songwriter
Peter Lamont Set Decoration/Design
Robert Lawrence Editor
Oswald Morris Cinematographer
Terry Nelson Asst. Director
Patrick Palmer Associate Producer
Arnold Perl Original Story
Harold Prince Producer
Jerome Robbins Choreography
Wally Schneiderman Makeup
Joseph Stein Screenwriter
Michael Stringer Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
John Williams [composer] Musical Arrangement

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fiddler on the Roof
1. Chapter 1 [:10]
2. Chapter 2 [:13]
3. Chapter 3 [6:32]
4. Chapter 4 [2:44]
5. Chapter 5 [3:34]
6. Chapter 6 [1:02]
7. Chapter 7 [3:40]
8. Chapter 8 [3:04]
9. Chapter 9 [3:12]
10. Chapter 10 [2:57]
11. Chapter 11 [2:38]
12. Chapter 12 [4:20]
13. Chapter 13 [1:30]
14. Chapter 14 [4:16]
15. Chapter 15 [1:00]
16. Chapter 16 [1:36]
17. Chapter 17 [5:41]
18. Chapter 18 [:45]
19. Chapter 19 [5:55]
20. Chapter 20 [:56]
21. Chapter 21 [2:05]
22. Chapter 22 [3:02]
23. Chapter 23 [4:12]
24. Chapter 24 [5:39]
25. Chapter 25 [1:11]
26. Chapter 26 [3:05]
27. Chapter 27 [2:11]
28. Chapter 28 [1:23]
29. Chapter 29 [2:26]
30. Chapter 30 [4:45]
31. Chapter 31 [2:41]
32. Chapter 32 [1:36]
33. Chapter 33 [2:03]
34. Chapter 34 [3:38]
35. Chapter 35 [:11]
36. Chapter 36 [5:22]
37. Chapter 37 [1:29]
38. Chapter 38 [1:15]
39. Chapter 39 [3:13]
40. Chapter 40 [2:07]
41. Chapter 41 [1:47]
42. Chapter 42 [1:48]
43. Chapter 43 [2:33]
44. Chapter 44 [2:11]
45. Chapter 45 [6:49]
46. Chapter 46 [:47]
47. Chapter 47 [3:22]
48. Chapter 48 [2:03]
49. Chapter 49 [3:16]
50. Chapter 50 [3:31]
51. Chapter 51 [1:14]
52. Chapter 52 [3:05]
53. Chapter 53 [2:45]
54. Chapter 54 [5:11]
55. Chapter 55 [:17]
56. Chapter 56 [2:52]
57. Chapter 57 [2:09]
58. Chapter 58 [4:06]
59. Chapter 59 [:37]
60. Chapter 60 [4:02]
61. Chapter 61 [2:00]
62. Chapter 62 [4:24]
63. Chapter 63 [2:30]
64. Chapter 64 [5:29]
65. Chapter 65 [:14]
66. Chapter 66 [1:58]
67. Chapter 67 [:06]
68. Chapter 68 [:00]

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Fiddler on the Roof 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
drbcabarete More than 1 year ago
Had not seen this movie in some 20 years and it was wonderful to see again.Though I had seen the play several times before the movie was able to do some much more than the original work. I was able to share this with someone in their mid 30's who had never seen it or heard about it and found her enjoyment of the entire movie to be a double pleasure for me. Everyone should have the opportunity to experience "Fiddler".
Guest More than 1 year ago
It took me a long time to get up the nerve to watch this movie. I expected some long drawn out movie, so I always put it off. It sat on my table for weeks. Now I am glad I watched it. It was funny, entertaining, dramatic and enjoyable. I was actually surprised at how many of the songs I knew. Its definitely not light viewing, but it is a must see. The interaction between Topal and Norma Crane was great and often made me laugh. The dissolution of the family although predictable was still heartbreaking at times. There are times in the movie where it just seemed a little lame, thus my not so enthusiastic recommendation, but overall I liked it.
Bella_Quileute More than 1 year ago
This film of the great Broadway musical is magnificent. The actors are well suited to their roles, the singing and dancing are wonderful and the emotion is heartfelt and real. You will laugh and cry at the same time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A masterpiece is the best title I could give this musical. Topol was cast very well, His godly performance could not been done any better by anyone else. The cast was very well chosen with such harmonic voices that the blend is suitable to any movie viewer and an absolute must for the hardcore movie buffs. Upon renting and viewing this movie the first time seeing it, I returned it immediately and went out and bought it and watch this at least once a week and has yet to get boring. Memorable songs like 'Tradition', 'Sunrise, Sunset' and the favourite 'If I were a rich man' keep my friends and family questioning me about it's origins. Even now I have noticed that primetime TV mentions Fiddler on the Roof in it's shows...It's just that good. It really is worth the dollar either to rent, own, or live theatre so help spread the word for others to enjoy. ^.^
jsphtnnr3920152 More than 1 year ago
The Very Best Musical In The World.
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TwilightSucksForever More than 1 year ago
one very awesome intelligent movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fiddler on the Roof was incredible. It goes way back to my great-grandmother. Anyone can relate to this film. It's a classic
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every December as I get the holiday baking done, I watch this movie with the kids and we sing and dance and bake! The music is uplifting and wonderful. A must see! Truely a classic
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie and had to buy the soundtrack! The music is fantastic and the story line is even better!
DragonPie More than 1 year ago
the best film i have ever seen wonderful musical
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie has shown the actual depiction and the real life facts of the Anti-Semitism which has been happening at the time. This movie is packed with a lot of excitement and comedy. A well played and well acted movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely Fantastic!! I just watched the movie for the 1st time in 20 years. I Loved it!! We NEED MORE movies like this today!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fiddler on the Roof is a great classic. Topol did a great job playing Tevye. If you haven't seen the movie yet your missing out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome movie, visually stirring. The characters are portrayed so realistically that viewers must keep reminding themselves that this was ''filmed entertainment'', not a real life documentary. Further, you don't have to be Jewish, or Russian, to want schlep over and join in singing the lyrics to the songs. The melodies are so memorable that you will be haunted by them and driven to learn the lyrics. A wonderful masterpiece in the history of film. Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the movie is just perfect
Guest More than 1 year ago
O My Gosh!!! The Best Musical Ever. And The Songs: Tradition,Matchmaker,If I were a Rich man Ect.. Put It in your collection! right next to West Side Story and Grease!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Personally this is the best musical ever made. The music is delightful and combined with the exuberant cast, is a perfect match.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fiddler on the Roof is the BEST musical ever made
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everything in this movie is great. My whole family is learning all the words and singing all the songs. It has touched our souls. The one thing missing is the personal Name of our Creator Yahweh... we should always address who we are talking too by their Name, most importantly our Father Yahweh... HalleluYah