Fiddler on the roof

United States, 1971

Film
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A marvellous film version of the Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick Broadway musical. It tells the story of an impoverished Russian-Jewish family headed by Tevye (played by Topol), the village milkman, and his wife, Golda. Their three eldest daughters seek husbands of their own choosing rather than those chosen by the village matchmaker. Then a cruel anti-Jewish pogrom forces the family to flee to America and start a new life. The musical was itself adapted from Shalom Aleichem’s story, “Tevye and his Daughters”.

Credits

producer/director

Norman Jewison

production company

Mirisch Corporation

United Artists Corporation

Duration

02:53:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1971

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37614

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Jews - Migrations

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Jews - Social life and customs

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Anti-semitism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Jews - Migrations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

History → Jews - Migrations

Literature → Jewish literature - Film and video adaptations

Musicals

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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