Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

G   |    |  Drama, Family, Musical

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In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.




  • Leonard Frey and Rosalind Harris in Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  • Topol in Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  • Tutte Lemkow in Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  • Leonard Frey in Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  • Topol in Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  • Norma Crane and Molly Picon in Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

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27 June 2004 | EmperorNortonII
| A Musical "Tradition!"
"Fiddler On the Roof" is the stage-to-screen adaptation of the famous musical. It tells the story of Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman in the tiny Russian village of Anatevka. This role is played by Topol, who played the character onstage in the London production of "Fiddler." We see him as a man mired in traditions, but struggling between his devout faith and the changing times when three of his daughters feel the urge to marry. The movie is beautifully shot, and tempers the story, which deals with the harsh realities of Jewish life in pre-Revolutionary Russia, with classic musical numbers sure to put a smile on your face. Between its incarnations on the stage and on screen, "Fiddler" will be immortal.

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Release Date:

3 November 1971


English, Hebrew, Russian

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Martinska Ves, Croatia

Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,726,942 11 November 1979

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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