Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

A FILM BY: Norman Jewison
STARRING: Topol, Norma Crane


The movie adaptation of the Broadway smash centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in detail, Fiddler on the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. Featuring such musical numbers as “If I Were A Rich Man”, “Sunrise, Sunset” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”!

Presented in Partnership with JCC Chicago

Technical Information

Production Year: 1971
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 181 mins
Format: DCP