Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

One of Broadway’s most perennially popular musicals, based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem, received a faithful and emotionally resonant film adaptation, receiving three Oscars and eight nominations including Best Picture.

One of Broadway’s most perennially popular musicals, based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem, received a faithful and emotionally resonant film adaptation, receiving three Oscars and eight nominations including Best Picture. Best Actor nominee Topol plays Tevye, the father of five strong-willed daughters, who struggles with unexpected change both within his family and from the world outside.

DIRECTOR: Norman Jewison. WRITTEN BY: Joseph Stein. CAST: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon. 1971. 187 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. 35mm. New print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

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