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Based on the long-running Broadway musical. The poignant story of Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman at the turn of the century in a small Ukrainian village, and his five dowry-less daughters, his lame horse, his wife, and his companionable relationship with God. Topol, an Israeli who played the role in London, is charming, if not quite as wonderful as Zero Mostel, the Broadway star. Finely detailed set decoration and choreography, strong performances from the entire cast create a sense of intimacy in spite of near epic proportions of the production. Play was based on the Yiddish stories of Tevye the Dairyman, written by Sholem Aleichem.

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Available on Running time 184 minutes.

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Musical Drama, Period Piece: 1900s, Adapted from a Musical, Judaism, Brothers & Sisters, Top Grossing Films of 1971, Family Ties, Marriage, Wedding Bells
Joseph Stein
Chaim Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann, Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, Neva Small, Paul Michael Glaser, Ray Lovelock
Oswald Morris
Norman Jewison
John Williams
United Artists


Oscars 1971: Cinematog., Sound, Orig. Song Score and/or Adapt.; Golden Globes 1972: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Topol), Film--Mus./Comedy.

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Fiddler on the Roof
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Fiddler on the Roof came out in 1971 and has a total running time of 184 minutes. This film is based on the popular Broadway musical. This film was a huge hit as well. Fiddler on the Roof won three Oscars, along with some other wins. Chaim Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon and Paul Mann star in this family musical. Tevye is a milkman who lives in village in Ukraine. Throughout the movie, Tevye deals with many things, such as, his dad to day problems. He deals with his religion, family, and some other things as well.