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Fiddler on the roof

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Blu-ray version ; 40th anniversary [ed.]


English, French or Spanish dialogue; optional French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann, Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, Neva Small, Michael Glaser, Raymond Lovelock, Elaine Edwards, Zvee Scooler, Louis Zorich, Alfie Scopp, Howard Goorney, Barry Dennen, Vernon Dobtcheff, Ruth Madoc, Tutte Lemkow.

Publication Information

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,

Physical Description

1 videodisc (181 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA rating: G.


Tevye is a poor milkman in czarist Russia, where he provides for five unmarried daughters and a sharp-tongued wife. Faced with mounting financial strain and growing anti-Semitism, Tevye strives--like a fiddler on a roof--to maintain balance despite the precarious nature of his situation.


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Adapted from the stage play by Joseph Stein ; based on the stage play "Fiddler on the roof" ; adapted from Sholom Aleichem ; stories by special arrangement with Arnold Perl.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.

Special features: Audio commentary by director/producer Norman Jewison and actor Topol ; Norman Jewison, filmmaker ; Norman Jewison looks back ; John Williams: creating a musical tradition ; Songs of Fiddler on the roof ; deleted song: "Any day now" ; Tevye's daughters ; Set in reality: production design ; storyboard-to-film comparison ; Tevye's dream sequence (in full color with side-by-side comparison and an introduction by Norman Jewison) ; trailers, teasers and TV spots.

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