Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof poster
At the beginning of the twentieth century, Jews and Orthodox Christians live in the little village of Anatevka in the pre-revolutionary Russia of the Czars. Among the traditions of the Jewish community, the matchmaker arranges the match and the father approves it. The milkman Reb Tevye is a poor man that has been married for twenty-five years with Golde and they have five daughters. When the local matchmaker Yente arranges the match between his older daughter Tzeitel and the old widow butcher Lazar Wolf, Tevye agrees with the wedding. However Tzeitel is in love with the poor tailor Motel Kamzoil and they ask permission to Tevye to get married that he accepts to please his daughter. Then his second daughter Hodel (Michele Marsh) and the revolutionary student Perchik decide to marry each other and Tevye is forced to accept. When Perchik is arrested by the Czar troops and sent to Siberia, Hodel decides to leave her family and homeland and travel to Siberia to be with her beloved Perchik....

Director: Norman Jewison
Writer: Sholom Aleichem (adapted from stories), Arnold Perl (adapted from Sholem Aleichem stories by special arrangement with), Joseph Stein (stageplay), Joseph Stein (screenplay)
Production: United Artists
Year: 1971
MetaScore: 67/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 03 Nov 1971
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 13 nominations.


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Movie Video Clips

As Abraham said - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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As Abraham said
Money is the world's curse - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Money is the world's curse
We are Your chosen people - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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We are Your chosen people
But even a poor tailor is entitled to some happiness - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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But even a poor tailor is entitled to some happiness
As the good book says - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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As the good book says
But do you love me - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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But do you love me
An eye for an eye - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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An eye for an eye
In America - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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In America
May she rest in peace - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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May she rest in peace
I tell you - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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I tell you
Sometimes I think - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Sometimes I think
I'm a very good teacher - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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I'm a very good teacher
She's dancing with a man - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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She's dancing with a man
On the other hand - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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On the other hand
The men she finds - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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The men she finds
If the rich could hire others to die for them we - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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If the rich could hire others to die for them we
As a fiddler on the roof - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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As a fiddler on the roof
Matchmaker - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Matchmaker
Motel and Tzeitel have been married for some time now - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Motel and Tzeitel have been married for some time now
Someday their wealth will be ours - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Someday their wealth will be ours
For instance - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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For instance
How should it go - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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How should it go
A fiddler on the roof - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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A fiddler on the roof
You're finally here - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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You're finally here
God alone knows when we shall see each other again - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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God alone knows when we shall see each other again
Your honor - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Your honor
Wouldn't now be a good time for Him to come - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Wouldn't now be a good time for Him to come
With Your help - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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With Your help
Swiftly fly the years - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Swiftly fly the years
Is this the little boy at play - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Is this the little boy at play
They gave each other a pledge - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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They gave each other a pledge
I always wanted a son - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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I always wanted a son
I'm a pleasant fellow - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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I'm a pleasant fellow
What is it - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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What is it
We only have one Rabbi - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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We only have one Rabbi
What were you and he talking about - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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What were you and he talking about
Some are driven away by edicts - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Some are driven away by edicts
Your daughter - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Your daughter
And all this from killing innocent animals - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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And all this from killing innocent animals
Have a drink - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Have a drink
Why should I break my head about the outside world - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Why should I break my head about the outside world
He's handsome - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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He's handsome
Even the worst husband - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Even the worst husband
Before I get angry - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Before I get angry
The world is changing - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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The world is changing
Against our militia - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Against our militia
Because of our traditions - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Because of our traditions
Then there are the others in our village - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Then there are the others in our village
From such children come other children - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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From such children come other children
Just like two newlyweds should be - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Just like two newlyweds should be
You'll be late - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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You'll be late
You can die from such a man - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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You can die from such a man
Little bird - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Little bird
And until your golden day comes - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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And until your golden day comes
Your honour - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Your honour
I'll go and get it - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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I'll go and get it
You'll all chatter yourselves away into the grave - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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You'll all chatter yourselves away into the grave
Since when are you interested in a match - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Since when are you interested in a match
Swipe the floor - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Swipe the floor
How could you let your daughter take my place - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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How could you let your daughter take my place
I'll write to you in America if you like - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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I'll write to you in America if you like
Is he in bad trouble - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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Is he in bad trouble
And if our good fortune never comes - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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And if our good fortune never comes
May the Czar have his own personal plague - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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May the Czar have his own personal plague
I'll talk to him - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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I'll talk to him
You understand - screenshot from movie Fiddler on the Roof
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You understand

Movie Quotes

Movie Cast

Tevye - Topol
Golde - Norma Crane
Motel - Leonard Frey
Yente - Molly Picon
Lazar Wolf - Paul Mann
Tzeitel - Rosalind Harris
Chava - Neva Small
Fyedka - Ray Lovelock
Shprintze - Elaine Edwards
Mordcha - Shimen Ruskin
Rabbi - Zvee Scooler
Constable - Louis Zorich
Avram - Alfie Scopp
Mendel - Barry Dennen
Russian Official - Vernon Dobtcheff
Fruma Sarah - Ruth Madoc
Grandma Tzeitel - Patience Collier
Fiddler - Tutte Lemkow
Shandel - Stella Courtney
Yankel - Jacob Kalich
Farcel - Stanley Fleet
Ezekial - Mark Malicz
Sheftel (as Aharon Ipale) - Aharon Ipalé
Russian Dancer - Sammy Bayes
Russian Dancer - Larry Bianco
Russian Dancer - Walter Cartier
Russian Dancer - Peter Johnston
Russian Dancer - Guy Lutman
Russian Dancer - Donald Maclennan
Russian Dancer (as Rene Sartoris) - René Sartoris
Bottle Dancer - Roy Durbin
Bottle Dancer - Ken Robson
Bottle Dancer - Bob Stevenson
Bottle Dancer - Lou Zamprogna
Dancer - Ivan Baptie
Village Band Member - Cyril Bass
Dancer - Tanya Bayona
Village Band Member - C.C. Bilham
Dancer - Ina Claire
Dancer - Susan Claire
Bashe - Sarah Cohen
Yussel - Otto Diamant
Leibesh - Harry Ditson
Russian - Harry Fielder
Villager in Green Dress - Jill Goldston
Dancer - Jody Hall
Gnessi - Judith Harte
Village Band Member - A. Haverstock
Isaac - Carl Jaffe
Village Band Member - H. Krein
Dancer - Barry Lines
one of Rabbi's students - Danny Mann
Previous Rabbi - Alfred Maron
Marcus - Joel Rudnick
Dancer - Adam Scott
Nechama - Susan Sloman
Dancer - Karen Trent
Village Band Member - M. Winter
Village Band Member - Leo Wright